Wisconsin AD Chris McIntosh explains decision to fire Paul Chryst following Week 5
Chris McIntosh gave his reasoning for firing Paul Chryst on Sunday. The Wisconsin AD stated that the decision was not based from game-to-game.
Wisconsin will have to adjust to having a new head coach at the helm halfway through the season. The Badgers are 2-3 after losses to Washington State, Ohio State, and Illinois.
McIntosh highlighted what Wisconsin’s expectations are with the head coaches of its football team. Wisconsin has not won a B1G title since 2012. The last division title came in 2019.
“The expectations of our program at Wisconsin are to win championships,” said McIntosh. “I felt that it was the right time to make a change to pursue those.”
“The expectations of our program at Wisconsin are to win championships.”
Chris McIntosh discusses decision to replace Paul Chryst.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 3, 2022
Chryst was unable win a B1G title while at Wisconsin. In 2019, the Badgers made it to the B1G Championship but lost to Ohio State 34-21. Chryst lost to Ohio State in the big game once again in 2017, and to Penn State in 2016.
McIntosh will be going with former defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard as interim HC.