ATHENS — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart has released a statement regarding changes to the Georgia football coaching staff.

Scott Cochran and Darrell Dickey have resigned from their positions. Cochran worked with special teams after first arriving in Athens in 2020, while Dickey worked with the offense. He spent this past season in Athens after having previously served as the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M.

“I want to thank Scott and Darrell for their contributions to Georgia football. We wish them all the best moving forward,” Smart said.

Cochran held an on-field role at Georgia during the 2020 season as Georgia’s special teams coordinator but stepped away from that role in August of 2021. Will Muschamp took Cochran’s place as an on-field coach for Georgia. Cochran spent 13 seasons at Alabama prior to working at Georgia as a strength and conditioning coach.

Since returning to the team in an off-field role after the 2022 season, Cochran has posted on social media about his sobriety and battle with addiction.

Smart also announced that Kirk Benedict will be promoted to the role of special teams coordinator, which was previously a title held by Cochran. Benedict is expected to remain in an off-field role. Benedict has been on staff for the past two seasons at Georgia, after previously working at Duke.

Georgia did make two on-field coaching changes this offseason, with Donte Williams taking over for Fran Brown as defensive backs coach. Brown was hired as the head coach at Syracuse. Williams worked at USC prior to coming to Georgia.

Travaris Robinson will be Georgia’s safeties coach and co-defensive coordinator, a post previously held by Muschamp. Muschamp will remain on staff at Georgia, as he is moving into an analyst role for the Bulldogs. Robinson was the cornerbacks coach at Alabama for the past two seasons.

Georgia went 13-1 this past season, ending the year with a win over Florida State in the Orange Bowl.