Wednesday, February 5 2014 5:29 PM EST2014-02-05 22:29:10 GMT
(RNN) - Alabama and coach Nick Saban failed in their quest to win a third BCS National Championship last year, but the Crimson Tide did land the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation for the third straightMore >>
The Southeastern Conference had seven of the top 10-ranked college football recruiting classes after 2014 Signing Day. More >>
Friday, January 3 2014 4:18 PM EST2014-01-03 21:18:26 GMT
(RNN) - Oklahoma beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and one Crimson Tide fan tried to beat up an Oklahoma fan in a wild altercation that was caught on video. The tension builds Thursday night at the New OrleansMore >>
An unidentified, irate Alabama fan threw herself over a row of Oklahoma fans to get at a young man she had been arguing with in a moment captured on video. More >>
Friday, December 20 2013 5:22 PM EST2013-12-20 22:22:39 GMT
(RNN) - Three Southeastern Conference schools will have to pay fines for having fans rush the field after big wins, and another must pay up for a longtime, loud tradition that violates a noise rule. AuburnMore >>
Auburn has to cough up $5,000 for fans storming the field after its Iron Bowl win; Mizzou, Ole Miss and Mississippi State were also fined for excessive fan celebration and noise, the Southeastern Conference announced Friday.More >>
Tuesday, December 17 2013 4:52 PM EST2013-12-17 21:52:06 GMT
The Heisman Trophy will be awarded in New York on Saturday night to a player in one of the deepest classes of finalists in the history of the award.More >>
Jameis Winston won the award with 668 first-place votes, ahead of second-place winner AJ McCarron of Alabama.More >>
MIAMI (WBRC) -
Scott Cochran doesn't mind the publicity he gets -- or, more importantly, his voice gets. In his mind, he's just doing his job... and loving every minute of it.
"Are you kidding? It's very cool. I feel like I'm in college, you know?"
Cochran talked Saturday as the Alabama Crimson Tide prepared to play Notre Dame for the BCS National Championship. As the football team's strength and conditioning coach, it's his job to keep the players focused on improving their physical strength... but it's his raspy voice that has turned him into a household name among fans. His signature "yeah, yeah, yeah!" yell is often shown on the jumbotron at home games and in YouTube promotional videos as he pushes the football players to improve.
"I still get embarrassed by that," Cochran said of the jumbotron video. "I think it's great, but I try not to focus on that. That's a taste the fans get to see what we're about."
Of course, like all of us, Cochran says there are days he doesn't feel like "pushing the players," but he says those days are his best days.
"Those are the days you have to ramp it up another notch," Cochran said. "I tell our players: the days you don't feel like it are the days I'm going to get the most out of you."
Cochran admits it's hard to turn off the switch when he gets home each night.
"It's hard to go home and not be that way," Cochran said. "You go home and you want to fix this and you want to fix that... it don't work that way."