Strength and conditioning coaches in college football are around the players more than the head coaches and more than the position coaches.
No wonder the first piece of advice Florida’s Urban Meyer gives to a first-time head coach is to go out and get the best strength coach he can find.
Here’s a rundown of the head strength coaches in the SEC:
Alabama: Scott Cochran
One of the most energetic and vocal coaches on Alabama’s staff, Cochran came to Alabama in 2007 along with Nick Saban. Prior to taking on the Crimson Tide’s head strength and conditioning duties, he spent three years with the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets as assistant strength coach.