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PODCAST: Will Alabama ever make Scott Cochran a $1 million man?

The University of Alabama’s Board of Trustees approved the contracts of eight assistant coaches on Nick Saban’s staff football staff last week. While it was reported via USA TODAY that the institution paid the coaches over $7.5 million, $565,000 were used to cover those under buyouts. 

When it comes to Scott Cochran, Alabama’s Director of Strength and Conditioning, he was approved for $595,000. Despite him being the heartbeat behind a program that has won five national championships under Saban, his salary is not the top one for strength coaches. 

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Both Joey Batson of Clemson ($600,000) and Chris Doyle of Iowa ($725,000) make more than Cochran.

With all he has done, which includes transforming the bodies of players, preparing guys for the National Football League and being the longest-tenured assistant coach, one would think he should be at $1 million by now.  

In Monday’s airing of In My Own Words, Stephen Smith of Touchdown Alabama Magazine goes inside Cochran’s loyalty to the Crimson Tide and why the school needs to value him. 

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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 @CoachingMSmith.

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