Wisconsin gives Andersen new deal, raise

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Indiana Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 51-3. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 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.