Early this morning, Bret McMurphy tweeted that Memphis defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre was offered the Austin Peay head coaching job.
McMurphy added that MacIntyre, the former head coach at Colorado and San Jose State, has turned down the opportunity and has decided to remain with the Tigers.
Sources had shared with FootballScoop over the past week that MacIntyre was interested in and pursuing the job, but we had not heard that he had been offered the position.
Austin Peay has been a program rapidly on the rise since Will Healy turned around the program's fortunes a few years ago. Once one of the toughest jobs in the FCS ranks, Healy helped bring the program back from 0-11 his first season in 2016 to 8-4 in year two before going 5-6 in 2018. He left for the Charlott head coaching job in 2019.
Last season, former Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Mark Hudspeth took the reigns of the program and led the Govs to their first Ohio Valley Conference conference title, finishing with an 11-4 record. Hud resigned from the head coaching post suddenly back in early July and associate head coach / defensive line coach Marquase Lovings was elevated to interim head coach for the season while a search could take place.
Later today, we expect to have an update on where things stand in this search.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.