It appears Gus Malzahn will stay at Auburn for a while.
On Sunday night, reports surfaced that the coach agreed to a new contract with the Tigers. College football insider Brett McMurphy reported that Malzahn had agreed to a seven-year deal with Auburn. (247Sports’ Brandon Marcello was the first to report the news of an agreement.)
Twitter users had plenty of opinions about the development. We’ve collected a sampling of the reactions.
Gus Malzahn has agreed to a seven-year deal to stay at Auburn, via bmarcello. pic.twitter.com/ZDm1qM8Fcn
— Audible Sports (@AudibleSports) December 3, 2017
As expected, Arkansas gets used as leverage so the Gus Bus can get more money from Auburn. Basically, Malzahn chose the dysfunction he knows over the dysfunction he doesn't. https://t.co/Edb0YYtKwM
— Josh Kivett (@JoshKivett) December 3, 2017
Malzahn to Arkansas was literally never going to happen.
— Gary Seay (@garyseay) December 3, 2017
I knew it…Malzahn used Arkansas as leverage. Arkansas burned him, and now he burned Arkansas back!
— Brandon (@bhenders23) December 3, 2017
Gus Malzahn used his home state, Arkansas, as leverage to get more money. Says a lot about the guy. Ark doesn’t need that. #BringInNorvell
— J Walton (@jdwalton_) December 3, 2017
Are you telling me that super character Great man Gus Malzahn used us to get a better deal somewhere else ?
— Gino Franco (@RootHog1) December 3, 2017
I hope Arkansas never wins another football game. Gave Malzahn leverage to get stupid money/a long extension out of Auburn. https://t.co/FsJLujcLbJ
— Tango Elegante (@SonofStevenson) December 3, 2017
There's going to be a lot of takes on Malzahn in the next 24 hours. Bottom line, he has the SEC West champion and a new contract with them. Not a team that needs a roster rebuild. He used it as leverage and got paid.
— Bobby Swofford (@5NEWSBobby) December 3, 2017
Don’t ever forget that Gus Malzahn used Arkansas for more money.
Don’t ever forget that he beat us 56-3.
Don’t ever forget this moment.
— Atticus Nelson (@PhilKenSeb) December 3, 2017
Arkansas donors sold out for Malzahn… now they'd better have a good Plan B. Go get Norvell before the end of the day!
— Adam Ford (@AdamFord92) December 3, 2017
Arkansas fans learning about Gus Malzahn‘s new deal with Auburn. pic.twitter.com/zvtZU7XhTA
— Justin Tolbert (@jtolb_78) December 3, 2017