Cochran was vested with the Alabama retirement system at 10 years service. This move could have been done 3 years ago if that’s part of leaving. If Saban wanted Cochran as an on field coach, he would be on the field. Saban has replaced over 15 on-field position coaches the last 3 years. If Saban thought Cochran was the best for one of those jobs, it would have happened. Saban wanted Cochran running through S&C program. The best spot for him. Cochran was ready to change career paths. That’s the store.
Kirk Herbstreit offers strong reaction after Scott Cochran leaves Alabama for on-field job at Georgia
Cochran was not a recruiter per say at Bama. He was not allowed to travel, visit or call recruits. He could have contact with recruits on campus in a official visit. But that’s it. I’m sure he met and talked with recruits in a strength and conditioning aspect tho. The big pitcher: Saban made Cochran to what he is today. If this change was at any other school in the nation or any other coach it would be a side note, not NATIONAL headline. If for a millisecond anybody thinks Saban can’t hire a new young energetic on fire S&C coach, then teach him the process. You’re kidding yourself..... Scott Cochran is a great S&C coach, a great relationship builder, no doubt. But he’s not the only one out there. I guarantee you Saban will find the prefect fit. The media is acting like Bama is just going to stop working out, stop training, stop building close relationships with players. That’s crazy!!!! Saban will find the right man for this crucial relationship building job. Charlie Strong is a great player relationship guy, lives the weight room, so does Freddie Roach. Bama has 5 assistant S&C coaches still there.... This 4Th Quarter Program won’t miss a lick.... The team worked their butts off today and will tomorrow and on.
Bama will be fine.... The new 16m dollar Sports science center will help attract the best available S&C coach in the country.. Saban’s on it.... Look ol Bowl Cut thinks he’s pulled the rug out from under Saban. This Jawgia move might very well backfire on Bowl Cut. Cochran is not a special teams coach, he’s a strength coach. Part of his value to Saban was Monitoring the players daily, year around. He’s not doing that for Kirby, he’s working with punters, kickers, punt/kickoff return man, fake plays, etc. Now he might recruit well, TBD tho... Bowl Cut is using the strategy”Cochrans not helping Bama” , more than Cochran is helping UGA. There are probably better S&C coaches out there, but Saban had Cochran so there was no need to find one. Sooooo just calm down Bama Nation. This will turn out better than you think. Bama got the best 13 years out of Cochran. Roll Tide.
Jake Rill, your article is poorly written and titled incorrectly. Or maybe you didn’t do your due diligence on the recruit. Kid was informed he would only receive a blue shirt this past November. Deferring a scholarship until January 2021. Oregon didn’t FLIP the kid, they offered him a scholarship.....
Yes, and Bama only offered him a Blueshirt. Meaning he would be given a scholarship January 2021. But Bama was up front with him. Giving him time to take other offers.
No, just ask Saban!
Alabama’s QB battle is the most intriguing in America, and it somehow got more intriguing the past 2 weeks
From bottom to top both Bama QB and RB rooms are the most talented in the country. There is Fields and Lawrence of course but what’s behind them. I believe Bama has 4 that could start at 85 % of D1 schools. The RB’s room is 8 deep. Gonna be hard to keep them all.
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I’m very surprised Fromm left early. Taking nothing away from his UGA career, he was a really good QB. I just thought he wanted more for this teams total outcome. This was to be the Dawgs year. So much hype. The Great Wall of UGA fail to convert a Natty. With Fromm, Swift, 4 of 5 OL starters now gone, with one true difference maker at WR, 2020 is starting with a huge ? mark. Kirby toughest job so far is ahead of him.
Currently only two players have made a public decision. Moses and Leathwood. Both to return. But Moses and the university is working with insurance company for next year. So if that don’t workout, he may change his mind. Diggs is a senior and Lewis both sat out the bowl game.
Nick Saban comments on Dylan Moses’ decision to return in 2020: ‘He wanted to be a leader of the team’
Take 5 of the starting 7 off that Auburn defensive front 7 and replace them with freshman and see how they do this year.
Burrow picks up the blitz better than any QB out there, Tua 2nd. Clemson won’t sack Burrow at all. He gets rid of the ball too quick. Clemson depends of bringing the LB’s and CB’s. Burrow will take advantage of that.
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Completely agree. The upperclassmen leadership “Should” take care of these issues. If he’s a rebel he’ll use the portal a time or two.
Officials at all levels can be graded. This grading system should filter and rank the skill level of every single official. I do believe there should be a pay scale that reflects the officials grade. 3000 per game is poor pay for top quality officials, especially in the power conferences. If the NFL pays 200k annually per official, the Best will always opt for the NFL. For college to improve the system the pay needs to increase substantially in order to keep elite officials. Of course the power conferences would pay more and retain the best graded officials. There also should be a conflict of interest system on file to preventing bias with school affiliation. Take the conference ties away. Maybe even take away same crew group also. Officials are labeled by their position. The head referee is always in that position but could work with different officials each week. There are 7 different officiating position in a game. Referee, Side Judge, Line judge, Down judge, Back judge, Umpire, Field judge. Then there’s the replay officials. Each would keep the same position all year but possibly work with different ppl each week. But any could be assigned to any different conference, crew, or game. An official that lives in say Kentucky could geographically call a SEC, ACC, BIG10 or BIG12 game. The key is excellent training, conditioning, grading and PAY. 10k a game for the top grade possible is easily affordable to all power conferences. If it’s an SEC game, that conference pays that crew, non-conference game home teams conference pays, etc. Of course the elite officials by grade would officiate the ccg’s and playoffs. Also elite crews could officiate highly ranked matchup during the year after week 8 or so. Example would have been week 9’s #2 LSU vs #3 Bama this year. The grading committee’s job would be a very important task and should be a group, not individual done. This insurers consistency... Just my opinion, that y’all think?
To Bamaman 234 LSU had the perfect storm this year. The two Joe’s particularly. Burrow gone this year, maybe the other Jow too. If not this year the next. Imagine this year in Tuscaloosa without Burrow? Only 5 points with a Tua that couldn’t run at all. LSU won’t fall off the table. But will never have all the pieces it has this year again. JMO
Word is he had notified the Auburn staff he was decommitting. Before he publicly did it Auburn pulled his scholarship. So the kid actually made the first move. Auburn saw the writing on the wall, then tried to save face. Smh.
Yeah. I think the nation was expecting huge things from the UGA offense this year. The Oline was regarded top 3 preseason. Kirby OC experiment fail short.
Fromm needs to make sure he has a degree before he walks off that campus! I’m not sure his professional career will work out. He’s not an outstanding QB, but good enough for college.
Pittman is extremely close to his linemen. He’s departure will have an effect on them. Possibly even Grad-transferring a couple. Also a doubt the current 5 oline recruits all sign.
If LSU wins it all this year. Several Teams will bring HC’ing money at Brady. Could be gone after natty game.
He’ll stay. Only sure fire 1st thru 3rd rounders go early. Fromm’s a decent QB. But his Professional career is meek from what we all hear from draft analyst.
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Agree. Burrow was in a crowded QB room at OSU. But when put in the lead job he showed his ability. It’s not often you have a Heisman winner. Now the question is Brady? He’s gone next year if not this year. No Burrow, No Brady.... different LSU. And believe me if LSU wins a Natty this year, schools will come hard and hands full of money after Brady. He won’t stay in Baton Rouge For 1.5 mil compared to 4+ million as a HC.
You won’t find a better Oline coach and recruiter than Pittman. That said Matt is a better then average oline coach and a good not great recruiter ... Considering the timing situation, UGA did the best they could. Better than promoting from within!
Saban believe in Jalen. Stuck with him until 2nd 1/2 of natty game. Tua beat Jalen out, period. But Saban never stopped believing. A healthy Tua is better, what’s Saban to do?
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Just look at their opponents. Swap opponents. What you think now?
Bama starts the season off with USC next year. Watch USC go 5-7 like FSU did for Bama a couple years ago. Duke had just came off a 10-4 record when Bama schedule them for this year. Go figure.
Bama lost to a #1LSU by 5 (with hurt Tua) and gave AU the game by 3 (with no Tua) AU lost 3 games. Bamas season has been the rare Unperfect storm.
Yeah. Just ask Bama about that “every thing that could go wrong did” It happens....
Keep in mind 26 of Auburn points were scored on interceptions and field goals out side of Bana’s 30 yard line. Auburn actually only had 3 touchdown scoring drives, with penalties aiding all 3.
Can’t blame the kicker for UGA’s loss. A supposedly”Elite Team” should have never made it a field goal to win situation. No the team and coaches lost this game to a 2-3 fair SEC team.
I always turn the volume OFF on Danielson..... ThisTebow comment is as ridiculous as him always saying, EVERY player Bama has is a ANOTHER 5 STAR.