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Instant Peay Play: APSU Coach Kirby Cannon stays busy in football off-season as signing day nears

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Taking over the Austin Peay State University football program last year, just days before the start of spring practice, head coach Kirby Cannon had to hit the ground running.

Just because he’s settled into the position now doesn’t mean he’s slowed down any.

APSU Football Coach Kirby Cannon.

APSU Football Coach Kirby Cannon.

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APSU Football Practice Tuesday cut short due to Lightning

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – A little more than two hours into Austin Peay State University’s first football practice, a lightning warning halted activities, Tuesday morning.

It was a morning of newcomers getting acquainted with their respective coaches, freshmen getting adjusted to the college level and intensity from both sides of the football as evidenced by the vocal nature of respective defensive and offensive coordinators Granville Eastman and Marcus Gildersleeve.

Austin Peay Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football announces coaching promotions

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN - With Austin Peay State University football set to open camp this weekend, new head coach Kirby Cannon has announced two promotions within his staff.

Longtime defensive coordinator Granville Eastman now has the title of assistant head coach while Marcus Gildersleeve, who has been an offensive assistant for the past seven seasons, now will hold the title of offensive coordinator.

Austin Peay Football Coach Kirby Cannon.

Austin Peay Football Coach Kirby Cannon.

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Austin Peay State University Football begins spring practice under new head coach

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – New APSU head coach Kirby Cannon took his football team to Governor’s Stadium for the first day of spring practice today, thus beginning another chapter in Austin Peay football. The weather was brisk, but the squad looked like they were excited to be on the field, as Cannon started laying the groundwork for what hopes to be a winning program.

APSU Head Coach Kirby Cannon first day of spring practice.

APSU Head Coach Kirby Cannon first day of spring practice.

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Austin Peay State University football to begin spring practice under new coach

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – A week after being announced as Austin Peay State University’s new football coach, Kirby Cannon will get a chance to see his team on the mega-grass turf for the first time when spring practice begins, 3:30pm, Tuesday, in Governors Stadium.

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Austin Peay Football.

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Andy McCollum withdraws as Austin Peay State University football coaching candidate

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Andy McCollum, an Austin Peay State University alumnus who was a member of the school’s only Ohio Valley Conference championship team, has withdrawn for consideration as the Governors next football coach.

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Austin Peay Governors Football.

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Austin Peay State University begins interviews for new football coach

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will begin interviewing candidates this week for its vacant head football coaching position.

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Austin Peay Governors Football add 12 on first of day of signing

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Despite the program being without a head coach, Austin Peay State University signed 12 players, Wednesday, to National Letters of Intent on the first day of signing for 2013.

“I believe this is one of the finest recruiting classes we had since I have been here,” APSU interim coach Granville Eastman said. “We addressed needs and added some real quality depth to this program.”

APSU Men's Football (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men’s Football (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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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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Govs Football adds Derrick to coaching staff

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Paul Derrick, who played wide receiver at Austin Peay from 2002-04, has been hired as assistant football coach with Austin Peay State University, head coach Rick Christophel announced Thursday.

Derrick, who also was a graduate assistant under Christophel during the 2007 season, will work with the Govs secondary. He replaces Dainon Sidney, who resigned last week.

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