We all marvel at the size and strength of our players, our ability to wear opponents down and our ability to dominate from a physical perspective.
While it's true that we recruit outstanding prospects with amazing physical ability it's Coach Cochran who takes that raw talent and leads them through a physical conditioning program that elevates these guys into phenomenal specimens.
He's also our designated "rah rah" guy on the sidelines during games and is quite a leader in his own right.
Much like Coach Saban he has a special gift that enables him to make players "buy in" to his weight and conditioning program. He works their tails off, he screams at them, he gets on them, and he pushes and pushes and pushes for them to get better and better.
He is one of the most vital cogs in the success of our program in my opinion and yet he's one of the least mentioned members of Coach Saban's staff.
I just wanted to tip my hat to the guy because there's not a better strength and conditioning coach in the country in my humble opinion.