(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Utah State Aggies head coach Gary Andersen yells instructions to QB Chuckie Keeton during first half play. Utah State led the Idaho Vandals 21-6 at the half in Logan, Saturday, November 24, 2012.
Wisconsin gives Gary Andersen new deal, raise
First Published Mar 24 2014 09:49 pm • Last Updated Mar 25 2014 04:19 pm
MADISON, Wis. • Coach Gary Andersen has a new deal at Wisconsin with about a 15 percent raise.
The university’s Board of Regents approved the five-year package for Andersen on Monday. He’ll make $2.2 million with annual $100,000 raises.
Wisconsin went 9-4 in 2013 in Andersen’s first year after arriving from Utah State. Athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement that he began considering a raise toward the end last season.
Andersen was approached by the Cleveland Browns about their head-coaching position in February. Alvarez says that Andersen "did not act directly or even imply that his salary should be increased, but that only re-affirmed" Alvarez’s thoughts on a raise.
Andersen’s two coordinators did not get raises but were approved for two-year agreements. Their salaries were reported at $480,000 last year.
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