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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.
Per @GetUpESPN "The Detroit lions talked to Matt Campbell, who ultimately decided to stay put at Iowa State". According to the show, he was 1 of 5 candidates interviewed for their HC Opening.
— Jonathan Schaeffer (@J_SchaefferWOI) January 13, 2021
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.