According to a variety of media reports, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has agreed to a deal to remain the coach of the Tigers and Arkansas expected to turn to Mike Norvell.
Derrick Gragg may be the new AD ... or he may not. Gus Malzahn may be coming ... or he may not. Mike Leach, however, couldn't get a call back when he expressed interest.
While everybody waits for Saturday's SEC Championship game in Atlanta to find out about Gus Malzahn, could a package deal for athletic director and coach be in the works?
Don't believe for a second the search firms are doing anything more than dotting some i's and crossing some t's on candidates already identified by others.
John Barnhill and Frank Broyles always had a ace in the hole coach when they were hiring and you wonder if Mike Norvell is Hogs' ace this time if Malzahn backs out.
It really was a just a matter of time before Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables' name surfaced but can he get to Fayetteville before Malzahn?
After Auburn beat Alabama on Saturday some feel Gus Malzahn is no longer in the running for the Arkansas job, but those thoughts might be a little premature.
While some were critical of the way interim athletic director Julie Cromer Peoples handled the firing of Bret Bielema, he didn't have a problem with it and likely wanted it that way.
If Gov. Asa Hutchinson is going to weigh in on the Razorbacks playing in Little Rock, he should get in and solve the problem without politics.
Yes, there are certainly reasons Gus Malzahn would leave Auburn for Arkansas and it likely goes far, far deeper than mere wins and losses for a native son.