Report: Auburn Signs Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn To New Deal

Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn has agreed to a lucrative new deal with the school, according to Brandon Marcello of 247sports.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is staying at Auburn, a source familiar with the situation tells Auburn Undercover.

Malzahn has agreed to a deal that will keep him at Auburn after overtures from Arkansas included a deal worth north of $7 million. The numbers in the new contract at Auburn are not yet clear, but the deal will stretch at least five years and could include a raise to as high as $7 million, the source said.

Malzahn had been linked to the Arkansas head coaching job since he played for the Razorbacks, was a very successful high school head coach in the state, and got his collegiate coaching career started at the school, but he reiterated his desire to stay at Auburn following their loss in the SEC Championship Game.

"I'm happy at Auburn," said Malzahn when asked if he intended to return. "We have great players. I love my players. As I said before this game, we worked extremely hard to get here to this point, and we've got a very good foundation built, and I think the best is yet to come.

"I want to be at Auburn."

Malzahn is 54-24 in his head coaching career, including 45-21 in five seasons at Auburn.

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