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Wisconsin Fires Head Coach Paul Chryst

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Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst has been fired, per ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard will serve as interim coach and an official announcement is expected soon.

Per ESPN’s Pete Thamel, the school will owe Chryst $16.4 million if he was fired without cause.

Chryst had been leading the Badgers since he was named coach back in December 2014. From his first season in ’15 until now, he has accumulated a 67–26 record and won the division three times. Wisconsin won all but one bowl game during Chryst’s reign, but the squad never won the Big Ten.