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Alvarez to earn extra $225K for coaching Rose Bowl


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - You work extra, you get paid extra.

University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will get an extra $225,000 in his paycheck for one month on the job.

Alvarez will coach the Badgers in next month’s Rose Bowl. He will get the money the university would have paid head coach Bret Bielema before he left to coach Arkansas.

Alvarez makes $1 million a year as Wisconsin’s athletic director. He’ll be pretty busy all month long, searching for Bielema’s permanent replacement, getting ready for the bowl game and meeting with new recruits during one of the busiest times of the athletic year – while still performing athletic director duties.

He says he served as coach and athletic director for 3 years, getting just one salary. Those days are history.