Gus Malzahn wants to make one thing clear: he is still the Auburn Tigers head coach.
Ahead of Auburn’s SEC title matchup against Georgia, Malzahn addressed the rumors that he is the top candidate for the open Arkansas job, saying that he is indeed Auburn’s coach and that he and his team are preparing for the big game against the Bulldogs.
Arkansas fired head coach Bret Bielema a week ago, but Malzahn had been rumored to be a major candidate for the job even before the firing was official. However, Malzahn has beat Georgia and Alabama since those rumors began, and Auburn is now playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff with their rematch against the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Malzahn is both a former Arkansas player and assistant coach, serving as Arkansas’s offensive coordinator in 2006 under Houston Nutt. Malzahn has been Auburn’s head coach since 2013, where he has a 45-20 overall record.