Wisconsin extends Paul Chryst’s contract

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Once again, there’s offseason news about a Wisconsin football coach’s contract.

This time, however, it’s positive.

The university announced on Friday that it extended coach Paul Chryst’s contract through the 2021 season. Chryst’s deal, which pays him $2.3 million annually, had the rollover clause approved by Wisconsin’s athletic board.

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In his first year at the helm, Chryst led the Badgers to their fifth 10-win season in the last seven years. The Badgers ended 2015 with their second straight bowl victory. As a result, they were slotted at No. 21 in the final Associated Press poll.

Wisconsin did lose defensive coordinator Dave Aranda to LSU after he led the unit to a top finish in FBS.

The Badgers have yet to officially announce a hire at the position.

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