Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Nebraska Cornhuskers officially fired head coach Scott Frost on Sunday afternoon. While athletic director Trev Alberts announced the wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph will serve as the interim coach for the remainder of the season, it looks like Nebraska has already keyed in on Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell as the team’s next head coach.

Longtime college football author and writer Lars Anderson reported on Sunday afternoon that Nebraska is “HIGHLY expected” to eventually hire Campbell as its head coach.

“NEWS: I’ve never claimed to be a breaking news person, but here we go: Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell is the primary target of NU AD Trev Alberts, sources tell me. It is HIGHLY expected that Campbell will eventually be the next head coach of @HuskerFBNation,” Anderson wrote on Twitter.

Campbell has been the head coach at Iowa State since 2016, leading the team to a 44-34 record during that time. In 2020, he led the Cyclones to a Big 12 championship and a Fiesta Bowl victory over the Oregon Ducks. Before his time at Iowa State, Campbell spent five seasons leading the Toledo Rockets, finishing with a 35-15 record and two MAC titles.

While Campbell’s hiring is not official and potentially won’t be official until near the end of the season, it sure looks like he could be the next head coach at Nebraska.

[Lars Anderson]