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Major College Coach Declines Interview Request From The Jets

Sam Darnold calls out instructions.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 07: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets calls a play against the Denver Broncos during the first half in the game at MetLife Stadium on October 07, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

A major college football head coach has reportedly declined an interview request from an NFL franchise.

The New York Jets fired head coach Todd Bowles following their season finale on Sunday evening.

The Jets have reached out to several coaching candidates so far today, including Iowa State's Matt Campbell.

Campbell, though, has reportedly turned down the request.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported the news.

"Iowa State coach Matt Campbell did receive a request from the #Jets, source said. But at this point, he’s declining this one," he reports.

Campbell has been mentioned for several other jobs since getting to Iowa State, but at this point, he appears to be interested in staying put.

The 39-year-old head coach has led the Cyclones to back-to-back 8-win seasons.

Iowa State finished the season with an Alamo Bowl loss to Washington State.