With news that Bret Bielema will be gone as the head coach of Arkansas once this season is complete, expect the rumors of Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn heading back to Fayetteville to ramp up.
Per a SBNation.com report, the Razorbacks landing Malzahn might not be that far off.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is interested in returning home to take that position once it’s open, though his status might depend on this week’s Iron Bowl. He’d also have a hand in picking Arkansas’ new AD.
The move would make some sense considering Malzahn has roots in the state of Arkansas, deep high school ties, and might see the Razorbacks as his dream job. Having some power in helping choose the new Arkansas athletic director could also help draw him to the position, as he might not have that sam power at Auburn, which is also looking for a new leader of the athletic department.
If Auburn to win the Iron Bowl this Saturday against Alabama, the Tigers would play Georgia in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 2 against Georgia with a spot in the College Football Playoff on the line. It would be hard to see a coach leaving a team that just made the playoff leaving for a rebuilding job.