Iowa State’s head coach doesn’t want to hear it. In fact, any midseason chatter of him taking another job is frankly, insulting to the captain of the 25th ranked Cyclones.
“You become really disappointed,” Campbell said regarding the noise on Monday morning. “You become really frustrated in the fact that it is really disrespectful to our university and it is really disrespectful to our football program.”
Campbell’s Cyclones improved to 5-2 (3-1) on Saturday with a 31-13 victory over Texas Tech. Up next is the first matchup between two AP Top 25 teams inside of Jack Trice Stadium since the year 2002.
The entire interview with Campbell can be heard this afternoon at 4:45 on 1460 KXnO, but he called this “just the start.”
“It’s why you come to a place like Iowa State, to build a true program and to lay a foundation, to build it the right way and give yourself an opportunity to win a conference championship somewhere down the line,” Campbell said. “Then when you have an opportunity to win conference championships, you give yourself an opportunity on this level to go play in Power 5 Playoffs. I think that is the reality of it. I don’t think honestly that I have thought anything of it other than that other than a sense of frustration and a sense of disappointment in comments like that. We know who we are. We know where we are going. Where we are going is we have only scratched the surface of where this football team and this football program has the ability to exist on the national football landscape.”
No. 25 Iowa State and No. 4 TCU will do battle at 2:30 (on ABC or ESPN2). If Iowa State wins, the Cyclones will be in at least a share for first place in the Big 12 entering the month of November.