Paul Chryst is reportedly out as head coach in Wisconsin following a blowout loss to Illinois in Week 5.

According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Chryst is being let go and DC Jim Leonhard will take over as interim head coach of the Badgers. Wisconsin is 2-3 this season under Chryst, including a nonconference loss to Washington State and back-to-back blowout losses in B1G play to Ohio State and Illinois.

Chryst took the reins of the Wisconsin program entering the 2015 season. Since then, he has gone 67-26 overall with a 6-1 record in bowl games for the Badgers.

In his first seven seasons in Madison, Chryst produced 9+ wins 5 times with four seasons of at least 10 wins. Unfortunately, he did not reach that mark since 2019 and was off to a miserable start to 2022.

Wisconsin’s two wins so far this season came against Illinois State and New Mexico State with the Badgers starting 0-3 against Power 5 teams. That includes a bad nonconference loss to Washington State.

To open the B1G slate, the Badgers went 0-2 with blowout losses on the road at Ohio State and at home to Illinois. Wisconsin was outscored 86-31 in those two B1G losses.