Wisconsin announces new deal for football coach Gary Andersen

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Anderson guided the Badgers to a 9-4 record last season. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

(Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has given head football coach Gary Anderson a new compensation package, according to uwbadgers.com

The new deal calls for his salary to increase to $2.2 million for 2014 with a $100,000 increase each year during the  five-year compensation package.

Andersen confirmed last month that he interviewed for the Cleveland Browns' coaching vacancy this winter but said he decided not to pursue the job and remained committed to the Badgers.

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“I first began to consider an adjustment to Coach Andersen’s compensation package toward the end of the 2013 season,” Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said. “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."