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Austin Peay Governors Football coach Christophel submits resignation to become NFL Cardinals assistant

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – It is now official. Rick Christophel, Austin Peay State University’s football coach the last six seasons, has submitted his resignation in order to become the tight ends coach with the Arizona Cardinals.

“I am excited about starting a new chapter in my coaching career,” Christophel said. “I started thinking about this (coaching in the NFL), talking about this all the way back when I was in high school. What was I going to do with the rest of my life? If I couldn’t play I wanted to coach at the highest level possible.

“This has become a dream come true.”

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Austin Peay Governors football coach Rick Christophel accepts job with Arizona Cardinals

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Rick Christophel, Austin Peay State University’s football coach the last six seasons, has been offered the job as tight ends coach with the Arizona Cardinals.

APSU Football Head Coach Rick Christophel

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Austin Peay Governors Offensive Line play vital for the 2012 Season

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – For more than a decade, Austin Peay’s offensive line was the model of stability, a source of strength under Bill Schmitz, Carroll McCray and Rick Christophel.

However, longtime assistant Steve Haywood left after the 2010 season and his replacement Tyler Trent left after one season to pursue interests outside of football.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Haywood resigns as APSU offensive line coach

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Steve Haywood, who has been a part of the Austin Peay State University football program as a player and later as a coach for nearly 17 years, has resigned as Governors offensive line coach to accept as high school coaching position in Nashville.

Citing “family considerations,” Haywood is leaving his alma mater to accept an assistant coach position at Christ Presbyterian Academy.

APSU Men's Football. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Football. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

 

September 9th, 2010 • 6:00pm CDT
Murfreesboro, Tennessee • Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAustin Peay Governors Football travels to Murfreesboro Tennessee this friday to take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

Austin Peay has not played Middle Tennessee since November 8th, 1997, when the Govs dropped a 59-10 decision in Murfreesboro. That was APSU’s first year transitioning to non-scholarship football after announcing their intent in December. 1996.

Since 2000, Austin Peay has begun 2-0 just twice, in 2002 under Bill Schmitz during the non-scholarship era and in 2007 during Rick Christophel’s first season as head coach. «Read the rest of this article»

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The AP is back on the Austin Peay helmet

 

apsuhelmetAustin Peay State University LogoThe AP is back, on the helmet, that is.

Austin Peay’s football team was surprised Saturday afternoon when they reported to the Dunn Center to play Eastern Kentucky. The players found the AP back on the helmet for the first time in three years.

“It all part of the process, all part of the plan,” said APSU coach Rick Christophel before the game. “Everything is going to be red and white. We got new uniforms this year with white pants. Our next thing will be going back to white facemasks.”

When Christophel took over as APSU’s head coach after the 2006 season, replacing Carroll McCray, who resigned, the AP was not placed on the helmets when APSU bought new helmets.

Christophel is an APSU alum having played quarterback from 1971-74.

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