Longtime Nick Saban assistant Scott Cochran reportedly leaving Alabama for Georgia
It’s an end of an era in Tuscaloosa as longtime Nick Saban assistant Scott Cochran is reportedly leaving Alabama for Georgia. Cochran has been on staff at Alabama dating back to 2007.
Cochran has served as Saban’s head strength and conditioning coach during the coach’s entire tenure at Alabama. Cochran is so well known, CBS news program “60 Minutes” has profiled the job he’s done at Alabama and a series of TV commercials featuring Cochran aired last college football season.
When Kirby Smart was hired to lead Georgia’s program, he tried to hire Cochran as his head strength and conditioning coach. When Jeremy Pruitt was hired at Tennessee, he did the same. As did Lane Kiffin when he was hired at Ole Miss.
Now, according to Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News, Cochran is finally leaving Alabama and will land a full-time role on Smart’s Georgia coaching staff. The only opening currently on the Georgia staff is at special teams coordinator, the other nine positions of Smart’s staff are currently filled.
Following Hurt’s report, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic has also reported Cochran’s move to Georgia.
If you aren’t familiar with the work of Cochran, here’s a video that showcases his personality during his time in Tuscaloosa.