Alabama, Nick Saban Ban Team From Talking To Scott Cochran
Alabama and Nick Saban banned the team from talking to Scott Cochran after his decision to leave for Georgia, it would appear.
Cochran will soon be named the Bulldogs’ special teams coordinator.
According to multiple reports, Cochran left the Crimson Tide for greener pastures due to his previous relationship with current Georgia head coach and former Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.
As soon as the Cochran news came out, Saban immediately made it clear that he was not happy with what transpired.
He essentially blasted his former strength and conditioning head by suggesting that he was departing because Alabama would not give the on-field position he desperately wanted.
“In talking today to Nick Saban, he’s quick to credit Scott Cochran for what he meant to Alabama football,” ESPN reporter Chris Low tweeted out.
“But Saban also told me Cochran wanted to pursue a new career path as an on-the-field coach, which Saban understands, but Saban wasn’t ready to go that route with him at Bama.”
On Tuesday, Kyle Henderson of Rivals tweeted out another interesting tidbit on how Cochran’s move was being received in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Sources: Alabama had a team meeting at 3 p.m. CT in which the team was informed about Scott Cochran headed to Georgia. Alabama football did not let Cochran say goodbye to the team. The team continues the 4th quarter program this afternoon… More at @bamainsider
— Kyle Henderson (@Rivals_Kyle) February 24, 2020
“Alabama had a team meeting at 3 p.m. CT in which the team was informed about Scott Cochran headed to Georgia,” Henderson said.
“Alabama football did not let Cochran say goodbye to the team. The team continues the 4th quarter program this afternoon.”
Cochran has been linked to Saban since his days at LSU. He had also worked at Alabama ever since Saban’s arrival.
The fact that he was not even permitted to say goodbye to the players speaks volumes regarding how acrimonious this break-up clearly is.