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Report: Scott Cochran is no longer on Georgia’s coaching staff

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Kirby Smart has lost a key assistant from his coaching staff at the University of Georgia.

Scott Cochran, a special teams coach for the Bulldogs from 2020 to 2023, is no longer on the roster.

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Anthony Dasher, a Georgia beat report for Rivals, reported the news Wednesday as Cochran resigned from his position.

Cochran, 44, won two College Football Playoff National Championships with the Bulldogs in 2021 and 2022. He is on the market for any program that wants him, especially if he desires to continue coaching. Cochran started his career as a graduate assistant under Nick Saban at Louisiana State University in 2001. He helped Saban capture his first BCS National Championship with the Tigers in 2003 as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.

After spending three years (2004-06) in the National Basketball Association with the New Orleans Hornets as a strength coach, Cochran reunited with Saban at the University of Alabama.

He was a pivotal fixture behind five national championships at Alabama in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2017 as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Crimson Tide. Cochran turned five-star athletes into unstoppable machines during his run in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Could Saban’s retirement mean a return of Cochran to the Tide? We shall see, but he is available now.

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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.

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 10+ 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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