Matt Campbell agrees to contract extension

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AMES, Iowa (KCRG) - The Matt Campbell rumors of him going to the NFL or a bigger school can officially stop. He plans on staying in Ames for the foreseeable future.

On Sunday, Iowa State Athletic Director announced that Campbell agreed to an extension through 2024.

"Coach Campbell and I had a great end-of-the-year meeting Friday and during our visit we mutually agreed to extend his contract to 2024 and further demonstrate Coach Campbell and the University's commitment to one another," Pollard said. "I couldn't be more excited for our current players, fans and recruits to receive this great news."

Campbell has been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year the last two seasons. He led the Cyclones to an 8-4 record this season, winning six games in the Big 12 for the first time in school history.

Part of the agreement also includes an additional $1 million compensation this year for Campbell's assistant coaches and other staff members.

Iowa State plays Washington State in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Dec. 28.