Matt Campbell has led Iowa State out of college football’s cellar, and to a 7-5 record this season. Monday, an important step, as the Cyclones and Campbell agreed to a new six-year contract.
Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard announced the move on Twitter Monday. Campbell’s new contract is worth $22.5 million, and his annual salary will increase from $2.1 million per season, to $3.5 million.
The Cyclones are bowl-eligible for the first time since 2012, and have two wins over top-five teams this season. ISU’s five Big 12 wins this season match the most in program history.
Campbell’s name has come up this season in coaching carousel talks, leaving Iowa State’s fan-base nervous of a potential departure.
The ISU athletic department will also provide an extra $1 million for raises for Campbell’s staff. The Cyclones will learn their bowl destination this weekend.