The thing is, if Cochran was such a fan, he should have known that statistically speaking his best chance was to be taken by a stronger player in a alliance to the final group, and down further.
Take for example if you are a strong physical player, you would love love to take Cochran with you, because he is literally no threat in the majority of challenges.
You might not win (you might stronger players can often rub the jury the wrong way), but you are more likely to stay to the point where your pay check is bigger.
Just rationally, which is what he said he was doing, his behavior made little sense.
Right now I am hoping Sophie or Ozzy wins. I think Ozzy will last a bit, just based on those long edits, he has been given (as anyone on Redemption ever got an edit like this), but I don't think he will win.