The whisper in the profession a few months back was that Lane Kiffin might just hire Scott Cochran away from Alabama. At the time, the common thinking was Lane was looking to strike a blow to a divisional rival and this would be a financial windfall for Cochran.
The move never materialized; and most assumed Cochran's loyalty to Saban was the reason why.
Fast forward to today and we see that the smoke was real; but the conventional thinking wasn't really on point in this case.
The guys at AL.com (John Talty and Matt Zenitz) pulled back the curtain on why Cochran left and it is a very revealing look. We encourage you to read their work.
It turns out Cochran took a look at quite a number of other jobs over the past few months; and ultimately took a pay cut to join the staff at Georgia in an on the field role.
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching job information.
If you haven't already, seriously, go read the article on Al.com.