Gus Malzahn to remain as Auburn head coach

Georgia QB Jake Fromm

Georgia QB Jake Fromm

Malzahn has been rumored to be the top candidate for the Arkansas job.

Auburn Tigers head football coach Gus Malzahn is reportedly staying put. The numbers are not yet clear, but the deal will stretch at least five years and could include a raise to as much as $7 million, according to his source.

Malzahn declined to comment on the reports during his press conference previewing the conference title game on Friday, but did answer questions about it after Auburn suffered a 28-7 loss to Georgia on Saturday.

Auburn was selected to a New Year's Six bowl game for a second straight year and will face UCF in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on January 1.

GUS MALZAHN: Yeah, I'm happy at Auburn.

It has been widely reported that Memphis head coach, Mike Norvell was Arkansas' second choice. I realize the game is very fresh here, but do you intend to have your future at Auburn? Malzahn won a national championship with the Tigers as the team's offensive coordinator under Chizik in 2010 and led the Tigers back to the title game in his first season in 2013.

In five seasons under Malzahn, Auburn is 45-21 (25-15) and has appeared in five straight bowl games. I love my players.

He also has the No. 9-ranked recruiting class in the country coming in for the 2018 cycle, per 247Sports, so there is reason for optimism moving forward.

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