Head coach Matt Campbell has agreed to a contract extension through the 2025 season, Iowa State announced. The deal keeps one of the NFL’s hottest young coaching candidates off the radar – at least, for the time being.
This year, Campbell was expected to get some more NFL looks, but his new contract probably means that he won’t be in the mix for the 2020 season. Beyond that, a jump to the pros remains possible, depending on the size and scope of his buyout clause.
“I greatly appreciate Dr. (Wendy) Wintersteen’s and (Iowa State AD) Jamie’s (Pollard) proactive approach to extending my contract,” Campbell said in the press release. “My staff and I will be on the road this week actively recruiting the next class of Cyclones and it is important for recruits and their families to understand my commitment to Iowa State.”
The Cyclones will play in a bowl game for the third straight year with the opportunity to hit three consecutive eight-win seasons for just the second time in school history.
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