A little less than a month after being named Wisconsin’s new head coach, Gary Andersen has a new contract. Provided he signs it, that is.
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved three contracts on Friday for Andersen, new offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. Specifically, Andersen will make $10 million over five years. That salary breaks down into $1.8 million initially made up of a base salary of $400,000 with annual raises of $100,000.
Ludwig and Aranda have two-year deals worth $480,000 annually with base salaries at $300,000. Per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, that represents a significant increase from what former Badger coordinators Matt Canada and Chris Ash were paid ($265,000) in 2012. One of Bret Bielema‘s concerns before taking the Arkansas job was the compensation his assistants received.
It appears Wisconsin has addressed that concern, at least to start, with Andersen and his two coordinators.