BUT...…….... Didn't Saban try and get Cochran to change his philosophy or approach due to some NFL feedback? That could've been when he began to "show more interest" in an on field coaching position. You know, "He got his panties in a twist!"
Do you really think that Cochran pushed back on what Saban wanted? Would you tell him, "No?"
I know Cochran pushed back on the changes Saban wanted. It can't be categorized as CSC saying, "no." It certainly can be described as two people who had different ideas and approaches on how the S&C department should operate.
The thing that does not add up to me is that if Smart did things on his way out and now at Georgia wouldn't he have also done some of this at Bama? Hard for me to think that he just all of sudden changed. Maybe Saban kept him in check some but not likely completely.
Was thinking the same. Daniels looked good, the deep ball was there, yet they only won by seven points against a two win team. Stats have shown Richt performed better at this juncture and he really did get Georgia back to the top of the SEC. They love acting like Kirby has brought them to national prominence over regional like Richt, but it's also a different world with the Playoff over BCS. Playoff format gets Richt it once or twice if I recall those years. I think Richt did a better job because he took over an ~8 win team and turned them into a ~10 win team. Kirby has done not much with so much. The facilities have expanded during Kirby and he still can't get over the hump.
Cochran’s approach apparently doesn’t enhance certain aspects that may be needed in today’s type of game. In the system at UGA it would fit because they are still trying to be what we were before the offensive explosion.