Coach Bob Diaco says the sophomore will remain on scholarship and have a role with the coaching staff.
He says Cochran is at peace with his decision, and has decided to pursue a coaching career. His father, Jack, is a legendary Connecticut high school coach.
The university did not make Cochran available to reporters Tuesday. But teammate Chandler Whitmer, who had been splitting time with Cochran, says the players support the decision and believe Cochran will make an excellent coach.
Whitmer says he has suffered at least three concussions since high school, but has not thought much about what that might mean for his future.
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