Alabama Makes Big Move After Scott Cochran Exit
Alabama made a big move after Scott Cochran exit’s that should improve its football program heading into next year.
The big news of the week has been Cochran departing the Crimson Tide and joining up with rival Georgia. The move sent shock waves through Tuscaloosa, particularly because the break-up seemed to be pretty acrimonious.
Saban essentially said Cochran was leaving because Alabama did not believe he was qualified to get the same position he was getting from the Bulldogs with the Crimson Tide.
Moreover, Saban reportedly banned Cochran from saying goodbye to any of the players before leaving – the ultimately petty move.
Following Cochran’s exit, Saban decided to bolster his staff a bit.
On the heels of adding former Louisville and Texas head coach Charlie Strong as an analyst, Saban made another big addition this week.
Former Houston Texans linebacker Max Bullough will be added as a graduate assistant. The 28-year-old held the same role with Cincinnati in 2019.
— Max Bullough (@max_bullough) February 26, 2020
Back in his collegiate days with Michigan State, Bullough racked all Big Ten honors in 2012 and 2013. He ultimately ended his run as a two-time conference champ.
Given how prestigious working at Alabama in any capacity is, this is obviously a huge win for Bullough. His role in the early stages figures to be minimal, but Saban does a tremendous job of training his young guys to become difference makers.
It would not be all that shocking to see Bullough emerge as one of the biggest names in college football over the next few years.