Clarksville, TN (Sports Network) - Austin Peay is set to hold on-campus
interviews with the six finalists for its vacant head football coaching
The Ohio Valley Conference university is filling the vacancy created in late
January when Rick Christophel stepped down after six seasons to become the
tight ends coach with the Arizona Cardinals.
Central Michigan defensive backs coach Kirby Cannon will have the first
interview on Wednesday, followed on Thursday by Austin Peay interim head coach
Andy McCollum, the recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach at Georgia
Tech, will interview on Monday, followed by Mike Markuson, who was Wisconsin's
offensive line coach last season, on March 12.
Navy offensive line coach Ashley Ingram will interview on March 13 and
Wisconsin-Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold will interview on March 14.
In addition to Leipold, Cannon (Missouri University of Science and Technology,
1999-2010) and McCollum (Middle Tennessee State, 1999-2005) have collegiate
head coaching experience.
Austin Peay announced it wants to hire the new head coach before the start of
the Governors' spring practice on March 18.
The new coach will inherit a team coming off a 2-9 record and a last-place
finish in the OVC along with Tennessee Tech.
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