The effort to compensate Barry Alvarez for doing two high-profile jobs concluded Tuesday when the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents agreed to pay him a one-month salary increase of $118,500.
In addition to serving as UW athletic director, Alvarez will coach the Badgers football team in the Rose Bowl against Stanford on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif. He took over those duties in the wake of Bret Bielema's decision last week to leave UW to become the coach at Arkansas.
For the month of December, Alvarez will receive 90 percent of Bielema's monthly salary ($195,000) plus 10 percent of his current salary as AD ($8,500) for a total of $203,500. That represents a one-time monthly salary increase of $118,500.
Bielema was due $2.7 million for this season, while Alvarez is paid $1 million. Funds for the compensation will come from the $1 million buyout stipulated in Bielema's contract, to be paid to UW by Arkansas.