As the college football season comes to an end, the coaching shuffle is just beginning. Wisconsin is going through its own coaching shuffle but many other teams are just beginning. David Shaw announced that he was stepping down from the Stanford Cardinal job. This leaves a vacancy at one of the premiere Pac-12 schools. Former Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst has been named as a candidate for the Stanford job.
Paul Chryst Named As Candidate For The Stanford Job
Chryst was shockingly fired midseason by the Wisconsin Badgers. If you look at his winning percentage, he had success while in Madison. However, this year the team did not respond at all to Chryst and it led to some embarrassing performances. Sometimes it is just time to move on. There are many times in sports when a change of scenery is a good thing for both parties. This was the case for Chryst and Wisconsin. Many think that Chryst’s style of coaching would work perfectly for the Stanford program.
A Great Resume
Ultimately, Chryst’s resume speaks for itself even before his time in Wisconsin. He has embraced the NIL landscape and would be able to bring Stanford into the modern age. The only downside is he is not a great play caller but loves to have play-calling duties. His offenses have struggled which is what ultimately was his downfall at Wisconsin. Overall Chryst is a qualified coach that has a track record of past success making him an attractive candidate.
It is no surprise to see Paul Chryst on the list of Stanford candidates. He is a good coach that just didn’t work out in Wisconsin. Hopefully, a change of scenery for all parties will end in success.