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Former Badgers HC tied to several HC openings

One of the Badgers former head coaches could be running a program of his own once again soon.

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The Wisconsin Badgers shocked fans last season when firing former head coach Paul Chryst midseason after a tumultuous start, ultimately going with heralded coach Luke Fickell as their guy at the end of the season.

Chryst, a longtime offensive coordinator and the Badgers head coach from 2014-2022, ultimately earned a $11 million buyout with Wisconsin and transitioned to an offensive assistant role on Steve Sarkisian’s staff at Texas.

Now one year removed from a head coaching gig, Chryst is back in the mix with several head coaching opportunities.

According to a report, Chryst was one of eight coaches contacted by Northwestern who declined the opportunity before the Wildcats hired David Braun to the full-time role.

Chryst was also recently linked to the Indiana Hoosiers head coaching position after the school fired head coach Tom Allen on Sunday, as the IndyStar named the veteran coach as one of a number of candidates.

Now, a different report has come out revealing that Chryst is interviewing for the Oregon State Beavers head coaching position on Monday. Oregon State recently lost head coach Jonathan Smith, who took the same position at Michigan State.

While younger up-and-coming coaches are seeming like hotter commodities in recent years, Chryst has years of experience as a head coach, while possessing an offensive-minded background, which many programs look to covet.

Could Chryst land a head coaching job during the upcoming cycle?