University of Georgia special teams coordinator Scott Cochran is taking time away from football to deal with health concerns, Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart announced Sunday.
Will Muschamp, most recently the head coach at South Carolina, will fill in for Cochran, ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reported. Muschamp played safety at Georgia in the early nineties. He’s 55-51 overall in his head coaching career.
Will Muschamp’s value to #Georgia football is soaring as he has been involved with special teams since last week, days before the shocking news on Scott Cochran was announced: https://t.co/j8G9DkUdc9 pic.twitter.com/0MneZq1Ont
— DawgNation (@DawgNation) August 9, 2021
“Coach Cochran is currently dealing with health issues and is taking time to prioritize his mental health and well-being,” Smart told the press. “We fully support him as he takes this time to focus on his well-being.”
Cochran has decided to step away from the team indefinitely. Whether the 42 year-old coach returns to Georgia at all is unclear.
Alabama’s Nick Saban has praised Cochran for the work he did as the Crimson Tide’s head strength and conditioning coach from 2007 to 2019. Smart brought Cochran to Athens in February 2020.
Georgia is currently in fall camp. The Bulldogs are scheduled to open the 2021 regular season on Saturday, Sept. 4 against Clemson.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. E.T.
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