REPORT: Campbell Spoke With the Lions, Turned Them Down

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Matt Campbell remains a hot topic of conversation in the coaching carousels of the NFL and College Football. After turning down an opportunity to interview with the New York Jets completely, it appeared as if Campbell wasn’t interested in giving anywhere a look and would remain in Ames, Iowa. However, according to reports, Campbell has spoken with another team, but would turn them down in the end.


As shared by Jonathan Schaeffer of Local 5 in Des Moines, Iowa, Campbell allegedly spoke with the Detroit Lions. The source in which this rumor came from was Get Up, a daily program on ESPN.

This source stated that Campbell was one of five coaches that spoke with the Lions, but the Cyclones coach would choose to pass on the opportunity for the time being.

Should his success continue, this will be a story that will be followed until the day he finally decides to move on from the Cyclones. Until then, it will be interesting to see just where Campbell decides to make himself available to, and where he passes on.

Campbell had his best season at Iowa State in 2020, finishing 9-3, which included a Fiesta Bowl win over Oregon, and a Big 12 Championship appearance.


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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!