Scott Cochran returns to Georgia football schedule after prioritizing ‘mental health and wellness’
Georgia special teams coordinator Scott Cochran is back with the soccer team after it was reported in August that he was taking the time to “prioritize his mental health and well-being.”
DawgHQ was the first to report the news. Dawgs247 confirmed that Cochran, the former Alabama special teams coordinator, is back in the building.
In Cochran’s absence, former South Carolina and Florida coach Will Muschamp, a senior defensive analyst for the Bulldogs, has been transferred to a field position. According to the report, Muschamp is expected to continue working both defense and special teams.
Cochran is in his second season as Georgia Special Teams coach after 13 seasons as Alabama strength and conditioning coach. Cochran left Alabama in 2020 after wanting to move to a field role, but was unable to do so in Alabama. Cochran has become one of the nation’s highest-paid and best-known strength coaches in Alabama, appearing in commercials and appearing on the sideboards at Bryant-Denny Stadium during games.
Georgia (7-5, 5-0) comes off a 30-16 victory over Kentucky and has a pass this week before facing Florida in Jacksonville.
Defense has been the subject of Georgia’s undefeated run as former Georgia National Championship-winning coach Vince Dooley said last week it was the Bulldogs’ best defense he has ever had. never seen. Brad Nessler of the “SEC on CBS” says the Bulldogs and Alabama are the top two teams in the country.
Mark Heim is a sports reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.