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Chryst jokes that if he can get degree, players can

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst jokes that if he can get a college degree, it's not too much to ask of his players.

Chryst made the quip Wednesday during a speech before hundreds of Wisconsin's business leaders at a meeting of the state chamber of commerce.

Chryst says he emphasizes to his players that it's important for them to get their degree. He says, "I got a degree from Wisconsin. It's not like you have to be a rocket scientist."

Chryst graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1988 with a degree in political science. He played quarterback for the Badgers and previously served as offensive coordinator before being hired as head coach in December to replace Gary Andersen who left for Oregon State.

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