PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh football coach Paul Chryst understands why his name popped up as a candidate for the open job at Wisconsin.
He's also through discussing the prospects of him returning to his hometown and alma mater to replace Bret Bielema, who bolted suddenly last week for Arkansas.
"I'm not going to talk too much about stuff that really," Chryst said Friday as the Panthers began preparations for next month's BBVA Compass Bowl against Ole Miss.
Chryst is from Madison, Wis., and both played and coached for the Badgers before taking over at Pitt last December. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, who put in a few calls to help Chryst land his first head coaching job, said it wouldn't be right for Chryst to leave after just one year.
That's just fine with Chryst, who endured an up-and-down season this fall as Pitt went 6-6 and earned its third straight trip to Birmingham, Ala., for the Compass Bowl. Chryst called the job speculation "a natural part of the profes...