What Paul Chryst said following Wisconsin's decision to cancel Nebraska game
Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst answered quite a few questions after the Badgers decided to cancel their game vs. Nebraska this weekend.
Chryst, who is one of 12 Badgers who have tested positive since Saturday, said he is “certainly disappointed” in how this has played out.
#Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says he feels good physically. "Certainly disappointed for what's happened." … Says he needs to improve with how he wears his mask and used a face shield as well as a mask in practice Tuesday.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) October 28, 2020
He also put an emphasis on getting the program’s positivity rate down during this 7-day hiatus.
#Badgers coach Paul Chryst on 11/7 Purdue game. First, have to get positive rate down. Must take advantage of 7-day pause. Second, you can get ready in a short period of time.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) October 28, 2020
Big Ten policy says coaches must isolate for at least 10 days after testing positive for the virus. That means Chryst theoretically could return in time for the Badgers’ Week 3 contest against Purdue.
Alvarez wrapped up his Zoom press conference by saying he wasn’t sure how the Big Ten would handle the result of this game since the Badgers made the decision on their own to cancel it. If the Big Ten had stepped in, the game would have been declared a no-contest. It’s unclear if that is still the case or not.
Chryst says he does not know if the game on Saturday against Nebraska is going to be counted as a "no-contest" since Wisconsin chose to cancel and wasn't forced to by being in the red/red section of the B1G protocol. Said he hadn't asked nor thought about it today.
— BOOky’s 5th Quarter (@B5Q) October 28, 2020