Report: Arkansas has two coaching search groups, one still targeting Auburn’s Gus Malzahn

It doesn’t appear that Arkansas is getting much closer to finding a new coach.

According to Scott Roussel of Football Scoop, the Razorbacks have “two separate (and potentially unconnected) searches” for a coach taking place, each of which appear to have different targets.

The first search group is being led by people who fund the university, according to Roussel. This group believes that Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is still in play, should the Tigers lose to Georgia in the SEC championship game this weekend. Memphis coach Mike Norvell is this group’s backup plan.

The second search group is led by university employees, per Roussel. This group is targeting Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables and SMU coach Chad Morris.

According to Football Scoop, there are top powers at Arkansas that “are aware of the potential for disaster” with two ongoing search groups and have “vastly accelerated” their plans to select a new athletic director.

Julie Cromer Peoples is currently serving as Arkansas’ interim athletic director after Jeff Long was fired earlier this month. The Razorbacks are in need of a new coach after firing Bret Bielema following the team’s season finale on Friday.

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