FootballScoop’s been running a series on the twenty most important assistant coaching hires for the 2020 season. Number ten is somebody we’re familiar with.
Who: Scott Cochran, Georgia
Title: Special teams coordinator
Previous stop: Alabama director of strength and conditioning (2008-19)
Why he’s important: Well, here we go. This is really happening.
The most popular strength coach in the game — arguably, the most popular in college football history, and the archetype of what a Hollywood screen writer would imagine in their head — has pulled off a mid-stream career change. After 20 years prepare their bodies to perform once toe meets leather, Cochran is now responsible for that toe.
He’s ranked one spot ahead of his replacements at Alabama, for what that’s worth.
I’m curious to see how high on the list Todd Monken’s name appears.