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ESPN's Adam Rittenberg Throws Out 5 Names For The Now-Vacant Arkansas Job

Arkansas Mascot pretending to flex.

AUBURN, AL - AUGUST 30: Arkansas Razorbacks mascot Big Red flexes during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Arkansas fired head coach Bret Bielema after a loss to Missouri on Friday.

The Arkansas Razorbacks need a new head coach. Friday, after his team's loss to SEC foe Missouri, Bret Bielema was fired by the university five years into the job. It didn't take long for a few analysts to start talking about the future for the Razorbacks.

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg thinks that these four names are ones you'll "hear" in the coming days for the search. They are: Mike Norvell (Memphis), Mike Leach (Washington State), Neal Brown (Troy) and Chad Morris (SMU). He said he also expects Arkansas to make a run at Gus Malzahn if Auburn loses the Iron Bowl.

Here's his entire tweet:

So much about Arkansas' next step, at least initially, hinges on the Iron Bowl. If Auburn loses, expect Arkansas to make a major push to bring Gus Malzahn home. If Auburn wins, Malzahn almost surely isn't going anywhere and you'll hear names like Memphis' Mike Norvell (Central Arkansas grad), Washington State's Mike Leach, Troy's Neal Brown and SMU's Chad Morris.

Arkansas finished this past season with a 4-8 record.