Complete financial details were not immediately available but the person says Malzahn will make more than $7 million in the final year of the deal.
Malzahn, an Arkansas native, former wide receiver with the Razorbacks, legendary high school coach in the Fayetteville area and former Hogs offensive coordinator, is 45-21 in five seasons at Auburn. "We're on solid foundation and have a chance to do some special things".
According to the report, Malzahn has agreed to a deal that will keep him at Auburn after overtures from Arkansas.
The Georgia Bulldogs are moving on up in the latest Amway Coaches Poll. The Tigers were selected to face undefeated UCF in the Peach Bowl.
It has been widely reported that Memphis head coach, Mike Norvell was Arkansas' second choice. I'm the head coach at Auburn and I'm looking forward to seeing where this can go, what we've built, in the future.
Malzahn reiterated several times that he was to remain with the Tigers, saying "I'm happy 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.
Johnson rushed for 167 yards in Auburn's regular-season rout of Georgia, but after suffering a shoulder injury in last week's Iron Bowl victory over Alabama, he finished with just 44 on 13 carries against the Bulldogs. And now that Auburn is out of contention for the College Football Playoff, it seems more likely that Malzahn might listen.
"We have great players". I love the school and love where we're going.
"We have worked very hard to create something here", Malzahn told reporters Saturday night, via ESPN.