Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran has officially left Tuscaloosa for a role on Georgia’s staff as the Bulldogs’ special teams coordinator.

He’ll now be an on-field coach, which is a direction he apparently wanted to take his career in starting in 2020.

Nick Saban and Kirby Smart have both weighed in on the move, and former Alabama assistant/current Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin also shared his thoughts:

It’s clear Kiffin has a lot of respect for his former colleague (he has to since he issued a statement), which speaks volumes about the impact Cochran had in Tuscaloosa.

Can he have a similar impact in Athens? Kirby Smart is counting on it.