Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reports Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell is not expected to interview with the Jets for their head coaching vacancy.
SOURCE: Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell is not expected to interview for the #Jets head coaching vacancy.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 10, 2021
This conflicts with a Jason La Canfora report from a day earlier that said Campbell was likely to the interview with the Jets.
The highly regarded Campbell just led Iowa State to a 9-3 season and a Fiesta Bowl win. He has done a tremendous job taking one of the most difficult Power Five jobs and turning Iowa State into a winner. As a result he has been voted Coach of the Year in the conference in three of the last four seasons. While he has been sought for bigger jobs, Campbell has seemed perfectly content to keep building at Iowa State so him rejecting the Jets’ interview request wouldn’t be a major surprise.
The coaching search is expected to heat up with the team having multiple interviews scheduled today with coordinators whose teams played Playoff games yesterday.