Kirk Herbstreit calls Scott Cochran hiring a ‘coup’, former Alabama players praise move

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Kirby Smart made a big time hire with Scott Cochran.

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Scott Cochran hire for Georgia football earns high praise

Kirby Smart sent shock waves around the SEC and college football landscape with the hiring of Scott Cochran to become Georgia’s new special teams coordinator.

“Scott Cochran is the epitome of a players’ coach.  He’s bringing energy and passion everyday,” Howard said. “Coach Cochran will bring out the absolute best in every player.  The work will be put in and results will show!”

Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson shared a similar sentiment when describing the impact Cochran had on his development.

“Coach Cochran helped me become a man at Alabama.  He taught me how to handle adversity, and I still apply the principles he taught me,” Jackson said. “I feel like I was more prepared for the next level because of him.

“In the League, you have to earn it every single day — just like we did in his weight room.  He’s as real as they come.  UGA got a good one.”

Related: Opinion: Hiring Scott Cochran is Kirby Smart’s most aggressive move yet

The news also sent significant shockwaves across the national media landscape, with many agreeing with Herbstreit’s take that this move is a significant one for both Alabama and Georgia.

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