Report: Gus Malzahn agrees to new contract at Auburn
AUBURN, Alabama (KATV) —
Gus Malzahn is staying at Auburn, according to Auburn Undercover, a 247 Sports website that covers Tigers athletics.
Numbers in the new contract remain unclear, according to the report, however they could reach close to $7 million per season.
Earlier Sunday, CBS Sports reported Arkansas was prepared to offer Malzahn a contract in the neighborhood of $50 million over seven years.
Malzahn, a Fort Smith native, has led the Auburn Tigers since 2013. This is his second stint at Auburn - he served as offensive coordinator from 2009-2011 following one season as head coach at Arkansas State.
Previously in his career, he was offensive coordinator for Arkansas in 2006, then Tulsa from 2007-2008.
Malzahn, who played football at Arkansas and Henderson State, started his coaching career at Hughes High School in Hughes, Arkansas. He quickly rose to become a legendary high school coach in the state. With an innovative offense, he turned Shiloh Christian into a power, winning back-to-back state championships. He then led Springdale to the 2005 state championship with the "Springdale Five" (quarterback Mitch Mustain, receiver Damian Williams, offensive lineman Bartley Webb, tight end Ben Cleveland and receiver Andrew Norman).
His hurry-up, no huddle approach and dynamic passing attack has followed him from stop to stop. His teams at Tulsa were among the most prolific in the country. His 2010 Auburn team, led by Cam Newton, played for a BCS National Championship. This season, Auburn won the SEC West.
Malzahn won the 2011 Broyles Award and was inducted into the Arkansas High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.