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Wisconsin’s Football Coach Sets Impressive Mark Only Surpassed By Urban Meyer. Here’s What He Did

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst has the second most wins in his first four seasons of Big Ten coaching in conference history.

Chryst tied Michigan’s Fielding Yost for second place with 42 wins Thursday night after blowing out Miami in the Pinstripe Bowl 35-3. (RELATED: The Wisconsin Badgers End The 2018 Football Season With A Glorious Blowout Win)

 

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The only coach with more wins in his first four years is Urban Meyer, who notched an impressive 50 victories.

For as much as I criticized Wisconsin for large portions of the year, this is a pretty damn cool accomplishment for Chryst.

It’s even more impressive when you factor in the fact that Chryst isn’t exactly playing with a ton of future NFL stars. (RELATED: The College Football Playoff Begins Saturday. Here’s Everything You Need To Know)

He’s taking players most schools couldn’t care about at all, he’s developing them and turning them into legit Big Ten players.

 

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It’s clearly working because winning 42 games over four seasons is impressive as hell. There’s no other way to put it.

Yes, I think the 2018 campaign was embarrassing on so many levels, especially after we started the season with aspirations for a national title. Starting so high and ending with five losses stings like hell.

Now, we just need to get better next year, but I think it’s okay to take a moment to recognize just how badass of an accomplishment this is for Chryst. Well done!

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