Is Scott Cochran Leaving Alabama?

Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Kirby Smart, defensive coordinator for Alabama, is expected to be named head football coach at the University of Georgia. While the deal is not official yet, inside sources report that negotiations are heading in this direction. Currently at Alabama, Smart is one of the nation’s highest paid assistant coaches, making $1.5 million per year.

Is Scott Cochran leaving Alabama? If Smart heads to the University of Georgia, he is expected to be joined by Alabama’s strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran. Cochran has been a major force at Alabama’s football program since 2007 and is reported to be one of the highest paid strength and conditioning coaches in the United States, pulling in $420,000 per year. (see other Highest paid strength and conditioning coaches in the U.S.)


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