Clarksville, TN (Sports Network) - Georgia Tech recruiting coordinator and
defensive line coach Andy McCollum withdrew from consideration for Austin
Peay's next head football coach late Saturday, dropping the final candidates
list to five.
McCollum, an Austin Peay alum, was scheduled for an on-campus interview on
Monday. He has previous head coaching experience at Middle Tennessee State
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 and Austin Peay interim
head coach and defensive coordinator Granville Eastman interviewed last week.
Mike Markuson, a former offensive line coach at Wisconsin, Mississippi and
Arkansas, will interview on Tuesday, followed by Navy offensive line coach
Ashley Ingram on Wednesday and Wisconsin-Whitewater head coach Lance Leopold
Austin Peay hopes 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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