BREAKING: SCOTT COCHRAN REPORTEDLY LEAVING ALABAMA FOR COACHING ROLE AT GEORGIA

Longtime Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran is reportedly leaving the Alabama football program for an on-field coaching position at the University of Georgia, according to several reports.

Cecil Hurt of The Tuscaloosa News first broke the news on Twitter in the early afternoon Monday.

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">Scott Cochran, the longtime strength and conditioning coach for <a href="https://twitter.com/AlabamaFTBL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AlabamaFTBL</a> is expected — barring a last-minute change — to leave UA for an on-field coaching position at Georgia per sources. More to come at <a href="https://twitter.com/TideSports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tidesports</a></p>
<p>— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) <a href="https://twitter.com/CecilHurt/status/1232028983396642816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 24, 2020</a></p></blockquote>”}}

Cochran has been at Alabama since coach Nick Saban began his tenure with the Crimson Tide in 2007. He also served as an assistant on Saban’s staff at LSU in 2003.

Cochran worked alongside Georgia coach Kirby Smart when Smart was Alabama’s defensive coordinator for nine years, from 2007-2015. Cochran isn’t the first coach that Smart has hired from Saban’s Alabama staff. His first move after landing the Georgia job was to hire Alabama defensive staffer Glenn Schumann. Smart also hired current Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker away from Alabama in 2015.

No official announcement about Cochran’s impending departure has been made by the University at the time this article was published.

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