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Report: Browns Interested In Top College Head Coach

Baker Mayfield throws pass for the Cleveland Browns.

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Browns have been playing well as of late, demolishing the Cincinnati Bengals this afternoon, but the franchise is still looking for a new head coach.

A top college football head coach is reportedly a target.

Iowa State's Matt Campbell is reportedly "likely" to be contacted by the Browns, according to CBS Sports.

From the report:

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is being talked about in numerous NFL front offices as a potential head-coaching candidate, league sources said, with the Browns among them. Campbell is an Oho native who coached previously at Toledo and grew up a Browns fan, and he has earned a strong reputation among NFL scouts and evaluators who have scouted his players over the years.

Campbell, who turns 39 this week, is seen as a natural leader who knows how to delegate responsibility, and he is easy to get along with and very organized, according to many NFL personnel who have interacted with him over the years. Browns general manager John Dorsey, looking for someone stable who can relate to his young and emerging team in the aftermath of the Hue Jackson drama, hit a home run by drafting running back Kareem Hunt out of Toledo when Campbell was still there and Dorsey was with the Chiefs, and Campbell is definitely seen as a star on the rise.

Campbell, an Ohio native, will likely draw significant interest from several teams in the coming years.

Stay tuned.