On Tuesday night, HBO debuted a documentary highlighting the relationship between New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban.
During the show, Saban made it clear he was not happy with how former Alabama assistants stole from his coaching staff.
It was fitting, then, when a report emerged suggesting Lane Kiffin attempted to poach a current Alabama assistant coach. According to a report from The Athletic, Kiffin went after Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran.
“In his biggest coup attempt, Kiffin offered Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran an on-the-field coaching position to try to steal him from Saban,” Aaron Suttles said in the article.
“In his biggest coup attempt, Kiffin offered Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran an on-the-field coaching position to try to steal him from Saban” https://t.co/j7074cp6gt
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 11, 2019
Cochran is arguably the most-vital component of Alabama’s success – apart from Saban, of course. He pulls in $595,000 as the team’s strength coach. The deal makes him the fifth-highest-paid strength coach in the NCAA.
He’s also been with Saban since the beginning of his tenure at Alabama.
After three seasons as Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator, Kiffin was relieved of his duties before the 2017 College Football Playoff.
Kiffin took over at Ole Miss after a successful stint at FAU. He led the Owls to a conference title this season before leaving to coach the Rebels.