Talk about your glass half-empty/half-full situation: Scott Cochran takes a modest salary cut to leave Alabama for Georgia, while Kirby Smart is paying a novice special teams coach considerably more than his experienced predecessor.
Actually, the real story is both sides are getting what they badly wanted. Cochran moves into an on-field coaching job and Smart lands a guy he’s wanted to add to his staff since he became head coach.
If nothing else, you can’t say everyone involved doesn’t want this to work. It’s as good a place to start as any.