AUBURN, AL (THV11) - Reports have surfaced that Gus Malzahn has signed a new deal with the Auburn Tigers.

The deal was first reported by Brandon Marcello with 247 Sports in Alabama. The contract is not official but the deal could reach five years with a raise as high as $7 million.

Now Arkansas must shift their coaching search to a new candidate. Reports are Memphis head coach and SMU head coach Chad Morris are now the lead candidates to replace Bret Bielema.