AUBURN, Ala. — According to Auburn president Steven Leath, details of Gus Malzahn’s new contract is still being sorted out as the program looks ahead to 2018.
Leath told reporters Friday after an introductory press conference for new athletics director Allen Greene that Malzahn hasn’t yet signed his new contract. The two sides are still working through the finer points of the contract, which was reported to be a 7-year, $49 million one.
“We’re still working through the final details,” Leath said. “I’m still a trust guy and Gus and I are functioning well together. We know the basic tenets, we’ve drawn things up and sent it to his attorney. We’ll get that cleaned up pretty soon.”
According to Leath, Malzahn and Auburn have agreed on the “broad outlines” of the new deal. One of the terms in the negotiation was a new football facility, which Greene mentioned in his first press conference Friday.
Leath said the new contract “definitely won’t” be fully guaranteed for Malzahn. He added the guaranteed money will be higher than 50 percent, but he didn’t have an exact figure.