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Gary Andersen gets a raise

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MADISON (WKOW) - After just one season, Gary Andersen is getting a nice pay raise. The University of Wisconsin announced Andersen's salary would jump to $2.2 million in 2014. He is currently under a five-year contract that will boost his salary $100,000 each year. Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez admitted in a statement that the Cleveland Browns' interest in Andersen this offseason helped convince him a raise was in order.

"I first began to consider an adjustment to Coach Andersen's compensation package toward the end of the 2013 season. I felt then, and now, that he did an excellent job not only with the team's on-field performance, but also in developing a program that puts the student-athletes first in all aspects. He has quickly become someone that Badger fans have rallied around and identified with. 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 his proactive approach with Coach Andersen."

Andersen led the Badgers to a 9-4 record in his first season in Madison.

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