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Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell appears to be staying put

Looks like you can cross him off your wish list for Lions head coach.

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If you were hoping the Detroit Lions would dip into the college ranks to take a shot at Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, it appears that won’t be happening for any NFL team.

Campbell took to Twitter on Sunday morning and appeared to announce that he will be returning to coach the Cyclones for another year.

“So grateful for the commitment of so many to continue to want to build our program together,” Campbell tweeted. “Our foundation has been built on Loyalty and Faithfulness and it will continue to be our guiding light. Humbled and Grateful to continue to lead to be different.”

Though that remains somewhat vague, Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard pretty much eliminated any doubt with a tweet of his own:

Campbell was never tied to the Lions job, but several fans expressed interest in bringing in the 41-year-old coach. Iowa State has produced a 35-28 record under Campbell, including winning seasons in four of his last five seasons with the program.

The New York Jets were reportedly very interested in Campbell, and attempted to set up an interview with him. That interview reportedly never happened and now we know why. Campbell is staying with the Cyclones.

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