The blind side of the Cal offensive line is now wide open. Left tackle Aaron Cochran announced that he will be transferring away from the Golden Bears program and look to finish his collegiate career elsewhere. As a graduate transfer student, Cochran will be eligible to play elsewhere immediately.
The loss is significant for Cal. Cochran was a big body with a lot of experience along the line. Standing at 6 feet 8 inches tall and 350 pounds, he was a mountain of a man for opposing defensive ends to get around. A three-year player who started a total of 16 games for the Bears, Cochran will now play under his third offensive line coach in four years. Finding success under Brandon Jones who is now at Texas Tech, that might be a potential landing spot for Cochran.
No official word on where he is interested in transferring.
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— Aaron Cochran (@Cochran_Aaron) February 2, 2017
In a long statement that he posted on his Instagram, Cochran appears to hold no ill will towards the Cal program.
With any new coaching staff, there is player turnover and that appears to be the likeliest reason for Cochran deciding to go play elsewhere. With only one year of eligibility left, he will look for a school in which he can start right away and build some momentum towards the NFL draft.