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Wisconsin Linebackers Coach Dave Huxtable Turns Down Pitt Defensive Coordinator Job

Pitt's new head football coach Paul Chryst picked up a key member for his coaching staff with Bob Bostad last week. Bostad was the offensive line coach at Wisconsin, but left to take the offensive coordinator position with the Panthers.

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Chryst, however, wasn't as successful with his second attempt to snag a Badgers coach. He reportedly offered the defensive coordinator position to Wisconsin's linebackers coach Dave Huxtable, but Huxtable is staying put:

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"I'm coming back," Huxtable said during the Rose Bowl media day. "It's 100 percent right now."

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When asked if that means it could change, Huxtable said, "It's 100 percent."

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Huxtable had two linebackers make the Big Ten's First Team this year. He has also been a defensive coordinator in the past at Central Florida, so he would have brought some experience to the position. But Chryst will need to look elsewhere to fill that spot.

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For more on the Panthers' coaching changes, check out SB Nation's Pitt blog Cardiac Hill.

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