It is being reported that Arkansas has hired a search firm to help the Razorbacks find their next head coach.

The use of search firms in the hiring process is a practice that has been used by a number of teams in recent years. Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork recently revealed that he did use a search firm before hiring Matt Luke as the full-time coach of the Rebels.

On the other hand, some schools choose to not use a firm. Tennessee AD John Currie announced in his press conference after firing Butch Jones that he did not intend on using a search firm.

Using a firm does not guarantee a successful hire, but Arkansas fans will have to hope that the use of a firm will produce good results for the Razorbacks.

Trey Schaap shared the report on Twitter:

It will be interesting to see where Arkansas turns for its next coach, but Houston Nutt does believe the university will consider Auburn’s Gus Malzahn.