His name will certainly be a hot one this offseason.
As the college football season rolls along, it becomes more and more obvious which programs will have head coaching openings soon.
Butch Jones’ days at Tennessee are numbered. Oregon State already has a vacancy after Gary Andersen stepped down. Mike Riley doesn’t appear long for Nebraska and their could be openings at Arkansas, Missouri, UCLA and other places.
ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit knows who he would hire if he needed an up-and-coming leader: Iowa State’s Matt Campbell.
Dear AD’s thinking of making a new hire I’ll save you your coaching search firm fee-go DIRECTLY to Ames, IA and get Matty Campbell FAST!!
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 21, 2017
In just his second year in Ames, Campbell has the Cyclones at 4-2 and in position to potentially make a bowl game. He also helped engineer a stunning upset of Oklahoma in Norman.
Iowa State is hoping schools don’t take Herbie’s advice.
No, please don't do that. ?? https://t.co/D7yXOqPsxu
— Iowa State Athletics (@CycloneATH) October 21, 2017
Still, expect Campbell to draw plenty of attention from programs in the market for a new coach.