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Matt Campbell Addresses Viral Video of Heckling Fan

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Days

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.


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.”


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.

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