Report: Pitt To Hire Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst As Head Coach

Thursday December 22nd, 2011

The University of Pittsburgh is expected to name Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst as its new football head coach, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. An official announcement is expected in the next few days.

According to the Post-Gazette, Chryst was considered to be the second choice behind FIU’s Mario Cristobal up until earlier this week; Chryst had interviewed with Pitt in January during the search process which led to the hiring of Todd Graham.

Graham left Pitt last week to become the head coach at Arizona State.

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