MADISON, Wis. — Paul Chryst is out as Wisconsin’s head football coach.
Sources close to the program confirmed Sunday that Chryst, five games into his eighth season as UW’s head coach, has been fired.
Defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard is to be named interim head coach.
The move came less than 24 hours after Wisconsin suffered a humbling 34-10 home loss to Illinois.
That dropped UW to 0-2 in the Big Ten and 2-3 overall.
Chryst leaves UW with a 43-18 Big Ten mark and 67-26 overall.
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Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst argues a call during the first quarter of the season-opening game against Illinois State on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
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