Clarksville, TN (Sports Network) - Austin Peay head football coach Rick
Christophel has stepped down from his position after six seasons to become the
Arizona Cardinals' tight ends coach.
Bruce Arians, the Cardinals' new head coach, offered the position on Tuesday to
Christophel, a friend and a former colleague on the Mississippi State staff in
1993 and '94.
Christophel, who had one year remaining on his contract, posted a 20-46 record
at Austin Peay, his alma mater. Each of his final five teams had a losing
record after his first one went 7-4 in 2007 for the Ohio Valley Conference
program's highest win total since 1984.
Christophel has never coached on the NFL level in a coaching career which began
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