Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn will be named as the new head coach at Arkansas State according to a report by AStateNation.com.
We have confirmed that the contract has been signed and that Gus Malzahn is the new Head Coach at Arkansas State— AStateNation (@AStateNation) December 14, 2011
Malzahn is an Arkansas native and spent 14 years coaching high school football in the state. He had been rumored as a candidate for the job for some time although there were doubts as to whether or not he would actually agree to take it. Malzahn is expected to be introduced at a press conference by Arkansas State on Wednesday.
There is at least one report saying that Malzahn will remain at Auburn long enough to call plays at the Chik-fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve in Auburn's matchup against Virginia.