The biggest news of Monday (so far) is that longtime Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran is reportedly leaving the Crimson Tide to take an on-field coaching job at Georgia.

Cochran has been with Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa since Saban took the job in 2007, so this is a big-time loss for the Tide.

ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit took to Twitter to wonder if this is the start of a “changing of the guard” in the SEC:

Herbie added that this could be the first real crack in Saban’s tenure at Alabama:

Alabama has a ton of talent and a top recruiting class coming in this fall, so it’s probably too soon to stick a fork in the Crimson Tide dynasty, but this loss definitely hurts.