ESPN’s Marty Smith joins Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochren, who shares how he and Nick Saban collaborate to keep the team energized and motivated.
Cochren is one of the best in the business. He keeps Alabama players focused, motivated and physically ready to perform at the top of their game. In this short interview from ESPN & ESPN.com he talks about how he collaborates with Coach Saban making sure the message Coach Saban wants delivered is delivered.
Cochern’s energy and “JUICE” as he calls it is critical to their success. He says “coaches must bring the juice first”.
Alabama gets the season underway this Saturday night at 8:00pm from the new $1.5 Billion replacement for the Ga Dome at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium verse Florida State. A big-time season opener that will most likely determine who will be playing on January 8th.
You can watch the game on ABC or steaming on WatchESPN
Video courtesy of ESPN.com
Roger Goodell negotiating a contract extension with the NFL extending his contract through the 2024 season.
According to sources the NFL and Roger Goodell are close to agreeing to a contract extension through 2024. Goodell is currently signed through 2019 so this would be a five-year extension.
Labor unrest is likely when the current CBA agreement expires after the 2020 season and negotiations start between the player’s union and the league owners. This means Goodell will be presiding over the negotiations again for the owners.
Not sure of the salary parameters but there are some owners that would like to see him make less money. Tax records show Goodell made more than $150 million in salary and bonuses in his first eight years as NFL commissioner. In 2014-2015 records show he made $34 million. Not sure what this new deal will be.
Coach Saban and the Crimson Tide took notice of a young man by the name of Jarrett Bell who attended Alabama’s football came this summer.
Bell a 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive lineman from Norco High School in California. Bell impressed lineman coach Brent Key and of course Coach Saban when he traveled across the country to participate the Tide’s summer camp.
Prior to Mondays commitment to Alabama Bell was relatively an unknown. He did not have a lot of offers or a high ranking with only 2 stars from 247Sports composite. This was mainly because he played on the defensive side of the ball but this summer decided focus on becoming an offensive lineman and went out and dominated at the Alabama camp and was also named the offensive lineman MVP at Southern California’s camp this summer.
A bet he shoots up the ranking services charts now. Going into his senior season this fall Bell’s has some impressive numbers in the weight room, max bench press is 365 pounds, squat is 525 pounds, and his power cleans 315 pounds.
Bell is the Alabama’s 10th commitment in the 2018 class and the third in the past week along with 4-star linebacker Cameron Latu and 3-star athlete Slade Bolden. The Tide keep on rolling.
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