Alabama's iconic Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (and unofficial mascot) Scott Cochran is staying with the Tide.
Many speculated that he would join Coach Smart's staff at Georgia, given their friendship and the close family ties between the two. In the end, however, it was a business decision -- and, not more than a little loyalty to the coach who gave him his shot and to the fans who have made him a household name.
This is huge news.
"I appreciate everything the University of Alabama has done for me and my family during our nine years here," Cochran said in a statement. "It's a privilege and an honor to work at such a special place. What makes it so special are the people here and all of the fans who support the Crimson Tide"