Current University of Pittsburgh football coach and former Wisconsin Badgers offensive coordinator Paul Chryst has declined an opportunity to return to the dairy state according to athletic director Barry Alvarez. Saying Chryst is, "going to stay at Pitt," Alvarez says he helped Chryst get the job at Pitt last year, and doesn't think it would be appropriate to hire him away after such a short time.
Chryst is a Madison native and remains a popular figure at Wisconsin, and was considered the front runner to replace Bret Bielema.
Chryst released a statement Tuesday night saying he was committed to Pitt, and Alvarez says it wouldn't be right for him to leave after just one year. The Panthers are 6-6 and will play Mississippi in the BBVA Compass Bowl.