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Matt Campbell is quickly putting his staff together

This Matt Campbell guy doesn’t waste any time.

During his introductory press conference on Monday, Jamie Pollard noted that Iowa State’s new head football coach was already working for the “good guys” (my words, not Pollard’s) on Saturday night. 

It shows.

As of Tuesday morning, it looks like a handful of Campbell’s staff spots at ISU have been filled. 

Of course, there is running backs coach Louis Ayeni, who Campbell has already confirmed will be at Iowa State next season.

According to a Sunday night report from Jordan Strack of WTOI-11 in Toledo, Jason Candle (offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach) and Tom Manning (offensive line coach) will “absolutely” be joining Campbell at Iowa State.

On Monday, Sports Illustrated reported that Toledo linebackers coach Tyson Veidt and cornerbacks coach D.K. McDonald Jr. are joining Campbell’s staff as well. 

In addition to that, a Monday Football Scoop report noted that Illinois tight end/special teams coordinator Alex Golesh will join the Iowa State staff. 

This morning, Football Scoop reported that Toledo strength and conditioning coach Rudy Wade will be joining Campbell at Iowa State. 

Finally, John Kuceyeski, Campbell’s director of high school relations at Toledo, is already tweeting like he is a member of Iowa State’s staff. 

Below is how I’ve projected the staff being placed at this time. Of course, this is relative to change. I have it organized based off of how Campbell’s staff was organized at Toledo, not how Rhoads had it previously at Iowa State.

Campbell, who met individually with Iowa State’s assistants under Paul Rhoads on Monday, could move things around too. Stay tuned. 

MATT CAMPBELL’S STAFF 

ASSOCITATE HEAD COACH/OFFENSIVE COORDINTOR/QUARTERBACKS COACH: Jason Candle

RUNNING BACKS COACH: Louis Ayeni

WIDE RECEIVERS COACH: Unknown

TIGHT ENDS COACH/SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR: Alex Golesh

OFFENSIVE LINE COACH: Tom Manning

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/SAFETIES COACH: Unknown

DEFENSIVE LINE COACH: Unknown 

LINEBACKERS COACH/RECRUITING COORDINATOR: Tyson Veid

CORNERBACKS COACH COACH: D.K. McDonald

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH: Rudy Wade  

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS: Unknown 

DIRECTIOR OF HIGH SCHOOL RELATIONS: John Kuceyeski

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL: Unknown 

As you can see, based off of what we think we know, Campbell still has a decent amount of defensive hires to make.

We will keep you guys updated. 

Chris Williams

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.