Vikings rumored to have interest in Matt Campbell to be next head coach

(Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images) Matt Campbell
(Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images) Matt Campbell /

As the Minnesota Vikings continue to search for a new head coach to replace Mike Zimmer, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell is rumored to be in the mix.

Until they actually hire someone, we’re going to keep hearing a variety of different names that could be in the running to become the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. On Thursday, current Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell became part of the rumor mill as a potential candidate to replace Mike Zimmer in Minnesota.

Campbell has been inserted into the mix thanks to a recent tweet from Elias Johnson, formerly of WHO 13 News in Iowa.

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During the next few weeks, we can expect the Vikings to leave no stone unturned when it comes to figuring out who will be the team’s next head coach.

Minnesota has already scheduled to meet with more than a handful of potential general managers and one should assume they will do the same with head coaching candidates.

Campbell arrived at Iowa State in 2016 after spending the 2012 and 2015 seasons at the University of Toledo. He’s quickly turned around the Iowa State football program and he’s already arguably one of the most successful coaches in school history.

Iowa State has won at least seven games in each of the last five seasons and they’ve been ranked as high as No. 7 in the AP Top 25.

At 42-years-old, Campbell is in the mold of the kind of head coach that NFL teams have become more curious about recently. More teams are willing to take chances on younger coaches following the success of guys like Sean McVay, Kliff Kingsbury, Zac Taylor, Kevin Stefanski, and Kyle Shanahan.

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Will this supposed interest in Campbell turn out to be nothing more than a rumor or could he end up actually interviewing with the Vikings to potentially be their next head coach?