Iowa State’s Matt Campbell Signs Extension

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.

Last year, Campbell was said to be on the Browns’ radar before they hired Freddie Kitchens. The Jets also reportedly requested an interview with the Cyclones head coach, though he turned them down.

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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  1. JJB0811

    I’d rather coach Iowa State then either the Browns or Jets as well. Glad he’s choose to help build a program. Same for the Minny HC, heck of a year for that university.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    And in other news Jim Harbaugh is getting a raise for the skillful way he prepares his teams for the Buckeyes. As a Michigan fan I wish they would buy out his contract and send him off somewhere to play with the honey badgers.

    • JJB0811

      I have a bet with a friend, Jim will be out of UM this year. 3 losses doesn’t cut it in college. 1 year remaining on the contract, easy enough for any team to afford.

      • crosseyedlemon

        John Harbaugh is doing an excellent job in Baltimore so he’s probably dreading that he might have to bring little brother on board.

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