University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Reports: Wisconsin expected to hire Pitt's Paul Chryst

Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst has been targeted by Wisconsin to become the Badgers' next head football coach, according to reports Friday. confirmed a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story that the former Wisconsin assistant is the first choice of athletic director Barry Alvarez.

In a statement Friday, Alvarez said the job cannot be offered to any candidate prior to Wednesday because of university hiring policies and any offer would need approval from the university's board of regents.

"We are continuing the process of finding our new head football coach. We have not offered the...