Matt Campbell Responds To Speculation About Future In The NFL

As expected, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell was quizzed about his increasingly viable candidacy for future NFL opportunities on Tuesday during day two of Big 12 Media Days.

And, as expected, he pledged allegiance to Iowa State—for the most part.

"Well, my goal initially wasn't even to be a college head football coach," he said. "My goal and dream was to be like my father who was a high school head football coach."

Campbell says he hasn't put much thought into leaving Ames for the pros—instead, he's opted to spend the bulk of his mental energy on building the program he's currently in charge of. Naturally.

"I've always put a lot of thought and effort into, number one, my greatest passion is to develop and help 18-22 year old men go from a young man to a chance to leave as a 22 year old man," Campbell said. "That's one of my great passions of what I get to do every day, and humbled and grateful with the administration and a great athletic director in Jamie Pollard at Iowa State that they have done such a great job with our coaching staff and continuing to build something special at Iowa State."

So there you have it. Campbell's not not going to focus on the task at hand. Anyone expecting anymore juice than that hasn't spent much time around coaches.

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The Big Picture: JMU Is Peaking At The Perfect Time

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College football plays the shortest season of any major sport. And yet, one can reasonably posit no other game sees teams evolve as profoundly, or fade from attrition, quite as profoundly in three months. 

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Playoff Committee Darlings Collide For CAA Supremacy When Dukes Host UNH

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New Hampshire was nearing the end of a disappointing 2018 season when something unexpected occurred: The Wildcats posted a 35-24 upset victory over James Madison, which entered that game ranked No. 3 in the FCS Coaches’ Poll.

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