In one of the most discussed moves of recent weeks, Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran moved to Georgia to serve as the Bulldogs’ special teams coordinator.

However, the move involved a pay cut for Cochran, according to records requested by

Per the report, Cochran will take a $45,000 pay cut to make the move to Kirby Smart’s staff in Athens:

Cochran, who left Alabama to become special teams coordinator at Georgia, will make $550,000 next year, according to an public records request. He made $595,000 last year at Alabama.

Though Cochran is taking a pay cut, notes this is still a step up from what Georgia’s last special teams coordinator, Scott Fountain, made. Fountain made $330,050 in 2019.

Cochran clearly wanted to become an on-field coach, so the pay cut will probably be worth it for him if he continues to advance his career.