Badgers speak for the first time since the firing of Paul Chryst

MADISON, Wis. — Wednesday Graham Mertz, Braelon Allen, Chimere Dike, Keeanu Benton, Nick Herbig, and John Torchio spoke to the media for the first time since Paul Chryst was fired. 


During the 10-minute interview session, the Badgers used the words “shocked” and “upset” to describe their emotions, while Allen said his plan was to turn what he was feeling into “fuel” for Saturday and the rest of the season.

They all took ownership of the slow start saying the firing is a consequence of them not executing on the field. “I don’t think this should at all fall on one person’s shoulders”, said Mertz. 

Wisconsin is 1-6 in their last 7 trips to Ryan Field. Related: Leonhard shares how Badgers have addressed shock of Chryst’s firing