There are still four SEC schools that need to make a coaching hire this winter, but one major candidate is off the board: Iowa State’s Matt Campbell.
Campbell signed a six year extension with Iowa State on Monday, the school announced on Twitter.
Excited to announce Matt Campbell has agreed to a new six-year
contract worth $22.5M. Matt's annual salary will increase
from $2.1M to $3.5M. We will also increase the football staff's annual compensation by $1M. Go Cyclones! #raisethestandard
— Jamie Pollard (@IASTATEAD) November 27, 2017
“We are just getting started at Iowa State,” Campbell said in a release. “To see our culture rapidly developing in concert with some excellent incoming recruits, we are developing a foundation for a program on the brink of success. Most importantly, I want to continue this journey and take Iowa State and its fan base to levels it has never reached. Now, it’s time to hit the recruiting trail and continue to build on what has been achieved this season.”
Iowa State suffered close losses to Kansas State and West Virginia this year to bring its record to 7-5, but the Cyclones were still one of the feel-good stories of the 2017 college football season. They were the only team to beat both Oklahoma and TCU this season — both top five wins at the time — and came within a controversial call of also defeating Oklahoma State.
Campbell, who is finishing his second year in Ames, could have been in line for a big-time raise at football powerhouse like Tennessee or Florida. Instead, SEC schools will have to look elsewhere to find their next coaches.
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