Only one week after firing its head football coach, Iowa State is set to ink its new one Sunday after moving swifty to interview and secure Toledo coach Matt Campbell.
Campbell emerged as the front-runner for the Iowa State job early Saturday after interviewing and being offered the position. AllCyclones.com confirmed with multiple sources late Saturday a report from The Blade that Campbell will indeed be Iowa State's next coach. A source told AllCyclones.com that Campbell will arrive in Ames on Sunday.
Campbell, who turned 36 on Sunday, is the second-youngest FBS head coach behind Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck. He became the head coach at Toledo in 2012 and went 35-15 during his four seasons there, including 9-2 this season. Campbell was thought to be highly sought after, and a source told AllCyclones.com that he met with Missouri officials Saturday before accepting Iowa State's offer.
Iowa State will likely make Campbell's hiring official Sunday. A source told AllCyclones.com that running backs coach Louis Ayeni, who coached with Campbell at Toledo before arriving at Iowa State, will remain with the program.
Check back to AllCyclones.com for updates as the story unfolds.