Pittsburgh hires Paul Chryst as coach

Updated: December 22, 2011, 1:54 PM ET
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Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst will be the next coach at Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh made the announcement Thursday. Chryst's hiring was widely reported Wednesday.

Pitt was left scrambling for a coach after Arizona State plucked Todd Graham Dec. 14 after his one season with the Panthers. Chryst, 46, was a candidate for Pitt's coaching vacancy last year, and was under consideration for recent openings at Illinois and Kansas.

He joined the Badgers as offensive coordinator ...

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