The new compensation package for Wisconsin Badgers head coach Gary Andersen has been officially approved by the school.
Andersen, whose contract extension was approved earlier this year, is slated to earn $2.2 million next season. As per the terms of his deal, he’ll receive a raise of $100,000 each subsequent year.
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez issued a statement about the agreement, saying Andersen never approached him about the raise:
“Then some weeks later, as has been reported, the Cleveland Browns approached Coach Andersen about their vacant head coaching position. Gary did not ask directly or even imply that his salary should be increased, but that only re-affirmed my thoughts about adjusting his compensation.
“I’ve always believed that we should do what we can to keep good coaches in our department and that is why I wanted to take this proactive approach with Coach Andersen.”
Come on, Alvarez. We all know Andersen lobbied hard for a second corn maze.
[Source: CBS Sports]