It looks like Gus Malzahn is staying at Auburn.
Rumors were swirling leading up to the SEC Championship Game that Malzahn was reportedly considering the head coaching job at Arkansas. Some had even speculated that he would accept the job with the Razorbacks if Auburn lost the SEC Championship.
Well, the Tigers were unable to knock off Georgia in Atlanta Saturday, but it is also being reported that Malzahn is staying at Auburn. According to Sunday’s report, Malzahn is signing an extension that could raise his salary to $7 million a year.
It will be interesting to see if Malzahn is able to produce an SEC Championship and Playoff appearance over the course of this deal after coming up short this season.
A number of fans took to Twitter to react to the report, and reactions to the story were split. Many fans were happy to see Malzahn stay with the Tigers, but there were others who remain skeptical of the price tag associated with the reported deal.
— Michael Meals (@Otown334) December 3, 2017
Thank god we kept Malzahn, there’s no team in the country that could have done what Auburn has been asked to do in the last month…
— Mitchell Gross (@mitchell_gross) December 3, 2017
Very glad Malzahn is staying at Auburn. Hope the staff stays in place. He’s done a tremendous job in his first five years and has the program in a great place.
— Cole Frederick (@ColeFred24) December 3, 2017
Gus Malzahn just signed an extension to stay at auburn.
Tbh. I have no idea how I feel about it.
— Matt Martin (@MattMartin12) December 3, 2017
And, don’t get me wrong…I wanted Malzahn back. He’s getting the team towards consistency, I think. I hope at least.
— Tango Elegante (@SonofStevenson) December 3, 2017
I get some being upset. Big picture people understand the foundation only now starting to line up for Gus. Look at the REAL Gus QB's coming in, the talent on D. Settle down, grow up and realize consistency is only NOW showing. #WarEagle #Auburn
— Fellow Tigers Supporter (@AuburnChopper) December 3, 2017
There is not a coach who has accomplished more at Auburn since Pat Dye walked the sidelines 25 years ago.
— Rick Stone (@AUOwnsU) December 3, 2017
I can't believe Auburn matched Arkansas offer to keep Malzahn. Should have told him "your salary is what it is, if you don't like it you can go"
— Brandon (@WILDMANBS) December 3, 2017