Alabama coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19

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Alabamas’s Crimson Tide may have to play Saturday’s game without their coach.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced Wednesday that he has contracted COVID-19. “I immediately left work and isolated at home,” said Saban per Politico.

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The coach told his team via Zoom that he’d tested positive and that offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will oversee pregame responsibilities while he is absent.

This news comes just days before the SEC’s marquee matchup of Alabama vs. Georgia. The team’s athletic director, Greg Byrne, also tested positive for the virus. Both men say their positive tests came back on Wednesday though Saban said he did not have any symptoms.

“Early this afternoon, we received notification that Coach Saban and (AD) Greg Byrne tested positive for COVID-19,” Alabama’s Jimmy Robinson and Jeff Allen, the top health experts for the Crimson Tide, said in a statement. “Both immediately left the facility and went to their homes to self-isolate after receiving that information. At this point in time, the positive tests are limited to those two individuals. All individuals who are considered…



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