Gus Malzahn has Auburn in the top 10 and in control of their playoff destiny, though one and potentially two tough tests lie ahead. Despite his success, there is talk that he could be on the outs at Auburn because of a potentially more enticing gig.

Arkansas is very likely to end up firing Bret Bielema, who is having his second-worst season in Fayetteville and has not found the kind of success the program is looking for. A recent report said that Arkansas’ boosters and trustees want the school to pursue Malzahn.

Why might Malzahn consider the Razorbacks? Though the fan base is rabid, they don’t have an intense rivalry with Nick Saban’s program, which is somewhat of a relief. More importantly, Arkansas is home for Malzahn.