Paul Chryst is likely one of the most underrated energy 5 faculty soccer coaches on CBSSports.
A few months ago, CBSSports created a ranking of the 65 best power five football coaches, which Paul Chryst from Wisconsin placed 18th overall and 5th in the Big Ten.
Chryst has done a remarkable job since assuming the position of head coach of Wisconsin in 2015. He’s 56-19 overall, 5-1 in bowl games, and has brought the team to the Big Ten Championship in three of his six years.
And all in all, he did it with a lower recruiting profile compared to the other consistent 10-win teams across the country.
This weekend, CBSSports have returned to discuss their coaching rankings and see which guys are not getting the recognition they deserve. And as you can imagine, Paul Chryst was one of those names.
Here’s what Chip Patterson had to say about Chryst and his time in Wisconsin:
When we filled out our voting forms for the Power Five Coach Ranking earlier this off-season, it was one of the most noticeable points where I broke from consensus. Not the most notable – that would be Geoff Collins, whom I had about 30 spots ahead of his consensus ranking because I’m a sucker for good branding and a quick turnaround on recruiting – but the overall ranking had Chryst 18th while I did him ranked 10th among the top coaches in the game.
Chryst is 56-19 years old for six seasons in Wisconsin, has three division titles and three appearances in New Year’s Six. I think its success is overlooked because it is assumed to be a turnkey operation. Chryst, a native of Wisconsin and former Badgers player, has perks that help him but not enough to be the only reason he’s one of the most successful coaches of the college football playoff era.
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