Report: Iowa State’s Matt Campbell out of Tennessee coaching conversation

If Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell leaves the Cyclones for a new job anytime soon, it doesn’t appear that his destination will be on Rocky Top.

Campbell was reportedly ruled out of the conversation to fill the Tennessee head coaching vacancy left by Butch Jones in early November, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel.

Brady Hoke has since been the interim head coach at Tennessee since Jones was fired by the Volunteers.

Campbell, in his second season as Iowa State’s head coach, led the Cyclones to two top-5 wins and a 7-5 record after the team went 3-9 one season ago. That included the team’s first win at Oklahoma in 27 years when the Cyclones defeated the Sooners, 38-31, on Oct. 7.

Campbell, 37, had been a prominent candidate to fill one of the numerous head-coaching jobs left vacant among Power-5 schools this season. Tennessee and Nebraska were two of the most notable schools which Campbell’s name had been swirling around, though the former appears to be ruled out.

But for now, Iowa State’s favorite head football coach appears to be staying put in Ames.

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