Alvarez says Chryst ‘going to stay at Pitt’

Cross Pitt coach and former Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul

Chryst off the list of candidates for the Badgers job.

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says 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 from Madison and remains a popular figure at

Wisconsin, and was considered the favorite 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.