In a move that shouldn't really surprise anyone at this point, CoachingSearch.com is reporting that former Wisconsin offensive coordinator and current Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst -- who made some brief remarks on Monday -- will be the new head coach in Madison. The announcement could come as soon as Wednesday, as UW-Madison was able to successfully petition the state of Wisconsin to grant an exception to the state law mandating public employment listings be active for a minimum of two weeks.
Of note, current Pitt defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Matt House is also reportedly headed to Wisconsin, but in a different capacity. This, of course, leaves the defensive coordinator title available to incumbent DC Dave Aranda, who is thought to be highly coveted by both Wisconsin as well as Oregon State, the new home of Gary Andersen, who brought Aranda to Madison with him from Utah State.
Additionally, current Pitt offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Joe Rudolph is reported to be joining Chryst's new staff at UW. Rudolph, like Chryst, had previously coached at Wisconsin from 2008-11 as the Badgers' tight ends coach.
Much more coverage is to come as the new regime in Madison is built out, but it looks like Wisconsin football has its new head ball coach.