During his press conference on Wednesday, Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell addressed the viral video of him walking back towards a fan who was heckling him after the Cyclones’ loss to Ohio on Saturday.
If you missed the video, here’s what happened after the loss as a fan told Campbell he was now on the hot seat.
Matt Campbell = a little heated pic.twitter.com/62BGFLIkTP— 𝐊-𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐭 𝐅𝐚𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐠𝐞 (@KStateWildcatFP) September 16, 2023
On Tuesday, Campbell addressed the incident when asked about it.
“Emotion got the best of me,” Campbell said. “At the end of the day, I’m not perfect. Got to have a better response from my end.”
Matt Campbell's response to the video that surfaced this weekend after the Ohio game.— CycloneFanatic.com (@cyclonefanatic) September 19, 2023
"Emotions got the best of me." pic.twitter.com/n7oWizBiqD
The three-time Big 12 Coach of the Year has had a rough stretch since the start of last season, when Campbell is 5-10 overall. The Cyclones went 1-8 in Big 12 play last year, his worst conference record since taking over the Cyclones in 2016 when he went 2-7 in league play.
The Cyclones begin conference play this weekend hosting Oklahoma State. Kick off is set for 3:00 p.m. CST on FS1.