Posted by Tom Fornelli
In the Rose Bowl, Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst made a few decisions that left Wisconsin fans baffled and angry. Now it sounds like his next decision could end up leaving Wisconsin and its fans without an offensive coordinator. Chryst has been rumored to be a candidate to replace Greg Davis at Texas for a while now, and he was in Austin to interview on Tuesday.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, he flew back to Madison with an offer on the table.
While there is no official word on what the offer is, it has been rumored that Texas is willing to pay up to $1 million to each of their new offensive and defensive coordinators, and while Wisconsin is working on giving Chryst a raise from his current $361,000 salary, would they be willing to give Chryst $1 million? He's already the second-highest paid assistant in the Big Ten.
Chryst has been an assistant at Wisconsin for seven seasons, though he was let go by Barry Alvarez in 2002 and spent the next two seasons at Oregon State before Alvarez brought him back to Madison in 2005. What may keep Chryst in Madison is the fact that he's a Wisconsin native and a graduate of the school, and may not want to uproot his family to Texas.
All that being said, $1 million is $1 million. Offers like that don't come around every day, and can prove to be hard to turn down.