Report: Scott Cochran not allowed to say goodbye to Alabama players at meeting
It appears the news about Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran leaving for Georgia and an on-field position on Kirby Smart’s staff is almost official.
The Crimson Tide reportedly held a team meeting at 3 p.m. Central time today, but there was one noticeable absence.
Per a report from Kyle Henderson of Rivals, Cochran wasn’t allowed to address the team before leaving for Georgia:
Sources: Alabama had a team meeting at 3 p.m. CT in which the team was informed about Scott Cochran headed to Georgia. Alabama football did not let Cochran say goodbye to the team. The team continues the 4th quarter program this afternoon… More at @bamainsider
— Kyle Henderson (@Rivals_Kyle) February 24, 2020
Considering Cochran has been with the team since 2007, that seems like a petty decision on Alabama’s part.
Cochran has played a big part of every Alabama title under Nick Saban, and to not even let him say goodbye seems a bit ridiculous. If 13 years on Saban’s staff doesn’t at least earn you the chance to say goodbye, that’s pretty rough.