Manasseh Garner Following Paul Chryst From Wisconsin To Pitt

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 22: The new University of Pittsburgh head football coach, Paul Chryst, speaks during a press conference on December 22, 2011 at the University of Pittsburgh Panthers South Side training facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Garner is returning to Pittsburgh, where he grew up.

Former Wisconsin wide receiver Manasseh Garner is transferring to Pittsburgh, where he will be reunited with former Badgers offensive coordinator and current Panthers head coach, Paul Chryst. The 6'2 Garner played in 10 games in each of his two seasons with the Badgers, much of it on special teams.

Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema told Madison.com about his discussions with Garner about transferring.

"Manasseh was maybe leaning toward some FCS schools," Bielema said after practice on Thursday. "We had a list; I think I released him to 15 schools. I sat down with him. I actually talked to coach Chryst, explained (to Garner), the best option in my opinion would be to go to a BCS school and sit out a year, get himself healthy and have two years to play. So, that's exactly what he's doing."

Bielema added that Garner, who is from Pittsburgh, has a baby back home and that contributed to the decision.

For more on the Wisconsin Badgers visit, Bucky's 5th Quarter, and for more on the Pittsburgh Panthers, check out Cardiac Hill. For all college football news, go to SB Nation's college football hub.

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