You can hear Aaron Feld coming from a mile away. He is the loudest person in the room, or in this case, on the football field.
He's vibrant, rambunctious You can find him screaming "Let's go!" and giving out high fives as the Oregon Ducks football team takes the field and during early morning practices and lift sessions.
His energy is infectious, contagious. His mustache and bulging biceps are unmistakable. He is Oregon's Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and he is very good at his job.
So good, in fact, that he is in high-demand for other programs across the country.
There is rumored interest in Feld from the Alabama Crimson Tide, according to Jon Wilner of the Pac-12 hotline newsletter, who just lost their Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Scott Cochran to the Georgia Bulldogs.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 24, 2020
Expecting Alabama to make a strong push to hire #GoDucks strength coach Aaron Feld, whose roots are in SEC country (MSU grad)
— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) February 25, 2020
Here is how Feld is already connected to Alabama:
2012-2013, UAB: Assistant Strength Coach (football) & Head Strength Coach (women's basketball)
2013-2014, Alabama: Volunteer Strength Coach (football)
2014-2015, North Alabama: Head Strength Coach (all sports)
2015-2017, Georgia: Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning (football)
2017-present, Oregon: Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Feld graduated from Mississippi State University. He has certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
While this is just a rumor, it would be a huge blow to the Oregon football program. His Fourth Quarter program in the offseason has paid off for the Ducks in terms of staying in shape and increasing both size and speed when the season rolls around. Also, his energy is contagious. Flex Friday's, yelling and jumping around, leading before practice stretching, he does it all for the Ducks to limit injury and keep the Ducks in football shape.
Feld is the 27th highest paid strength and conditioning coach in the nation, third in the Pac-12 conference. He made $310,000 in 2019 and had a max bonus of $93,000.
It would be a big loss indeed.