It appears that Duck fans can rest easy now.
A report surfaced last week that Oregon Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Aaron Feld was in the running to fill the same position at Alabama after Scott Cochran got hired away from Tuscaloosa to Georgia.
Now, HoosiersNow.com reports that Indiana Strength and Conditioning Coordinator David Ballou has been offered the same position at Alabama to replace Cochran and is expected to accept the offer. That would mean that Feld will not be leaving Eugene to bulk up the Crimson Tide.
The man with the best mustache in the country graduated from Mississippi State University before working on strength staffs at UAB, Alabama, North Alabama, and Georgia before Oregon.
He has certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Keeping him on Cristobal's staff is a win for Oregon.
Feld's 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 stretches and warm ups before practice... he does it all for the Ducks to limit injury and keep the Ducks in football shape.
He is the 27th highest paid strength and conditioning coach in the nation, third in the Pac-12 conference, making $310,000 in 2019 and having a max bonus of $93,000.