Paul Chryst buyout: Here's how much Wisconsin will owe after reportedly firing Chryst
Paul Chryst will be getting a decent buyout following Sunday’s surprising news.
According to reports, Wisconsin is making the move to fire Chryst after a 2-3 start to the season. That move also follows back-to-back blowout losses in B1G play with Illinois steamrolling the Badgers in Madison during Week 5.
According to other reports, the Badgers will owe Chryst a hefty buyout for the move. His buyout is expected to be north of $16 million, an especially large payout to fire a coach with a 72% winning percentage.
Paul Chryst will receive a $16.8 million buyout.
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) October 2, 2022
When Wisconsin is willing to pay $16M to make a largely successful but recently backsliding coach go away, that tells you buyouts are close to irrelevant at this point.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 2, 2022
At this point, it is too early to see where Wisconsin may turn for the vacancy, but add the vacancy alongside Nebraska’s head coaching position for 2022.