A year ago today, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart made what felt like a pretty sizable move in hiring long-time Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran to an on-field role. Cochran, who had served as Alabama’s strength and conditioning coach since Nick Saban’s arrival, would be Georgia’s special teams coordinator starting in the 2020 season.
Given Smart’s ties to Alabama and Cochran’s relationship with the Crimson Tide, the move seemed to send shockwaves through the sport.
A year later though? Well, Alabama just won another national title while Georgia went 8-2 and did not play in the SEC championship game for the first time since 2016.
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