Gus Malzahn to Arkansas is looking more and more like a reality.
Rumors have been circulating that Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has interest in the Arkansas job (assuming Bret Bielema is on his way out), and the rumors took on even more legitimacy today after it was reported by SB Nation that Malzahn's future with Auburn apparently hinges on this year's Iron Bowl. There's apparently a "strong chance" Malzahn leaves if Auburn loses to Alabama.
Malzahn, an Arkansas native and an Arkansas alum, has pretty strong roots in the state, and with his job seemingly always in flux at Auburn, it might be the right move for him. You can't knock him for wanting a change in scenery, as you can make a case that he's been grossly under-appreciated during his tenure with the Tigers.
There are a whole host of reasons why the move makes sense, and SB Nation lays it out pretty well, but all of the reasons are more or less a nullified if the Tigers are able to take down the Crimson Tide—then again, he could still choose to leave, who knows.
There's always a ton riding on the Iron Bowl, and this year is no different.