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Second place is never okay with Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran

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Normally, there would not be anyone to argue on whether Nick Saban was the most intense coach at the University of Alabama football program, but someone gave its best effort this week in getting the attention of players for the Crimson Tide’s national title matchup against Georgia. 

For 11 years, Scott Cochran has been the pulse of the team. His screams are infectious, his personality is captivating and like his boss, Cochran values winning at the highest level. 

The man behind the famous quote on 60 Minutes, “You’re a Bentley right now, I’m just gonna put spinners on that thing,” took his passion to another level when he smashed Alabama’s participation trophy from being in last year’s College Football Playoff title game. 

A video surfaced on Twitter of the trophy being shattered, and it displayed Cochran as the Tide’s director of strength and conditioning has always been – a master motivator and one who knows how to get players in the right frame of mind. Upon watching the footage, multiple guys were seen screaming with approval and helping while Cochran says ‘Let’s break the status quo.’ 

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After dealing with embarrassment last season, the Crimson Tide is fueled for an opportunity to carry home a championship. It will face a carbon copy of itself with second-year head coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs on next Monday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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