Twitter reaction to Matt Campbell’s new contract at Iowa State

The announcement of Matt Campbell’s new six-year, $22.5 million contract with Iowa State set Twitter ablaze, not just in Central Iowa, but across the college football landscape. Here’s a selection of some of the best tweet reactions from media members, players, recruits and fans.

I’m biased, but this was my favorite Campbell contract factoid…

Leave it to Ted Flint to require that I put a NSFW warning in here…

And what was Coach Campbell doing while all of this was happening? He was in Creston visiting Iowa State commit Trevor Downing.

Finally, the man weighed in himself.

He’s still just getting started.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.