It has been an up and down season for Auburn and coach Gus Malzahn.
After reaching No. 2 in the College Football Playoff standings, the Tigers lost the SEC title game to Georgia on Saturday afternoon, dashing their hopes of making it to the Playoff.
However, the Tigers have earned a spot in the Peach Bowl, where they’ll take on an undefeated UCF squad. And, in even better news, they’ll keep Malzahn as their coach.
After flirting with a move to Arkansas, Malzahn has accepted a huge extension with the Tigers. On Sunday night, Auburn president Steven Leath offered his support to the talented coach of the Tigers:
— Steven Leath (@AuburnPrez) December 4, 2017
How much more money Malzahn will make remains to be seen, but it is believed to be a hefty extension.
The Razorbacks were reportedly offering him a seven-year contract worth $50 million, so it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see Malzahn making that kind of money at Auburn moving forward.
As long as he keeps winning big games and keeping the Tigers in contention in the SEC West, he’ll have the support of Leath and the rest of the Auburn administration.