Alabama coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19

Saban says he doesn’t have any symptoms and will quarantine at home.

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Alabama football coach Nick Saban has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19, four days before the Southeastern Conference’s biggest regular-season showdown.

Both said their tests Wednesday morning came back positive, but Saban said he didn’t have any symptoms by late afternoon. The second-ranked Crimson Tide is set to face No. 3 Georgia on Saturday, and may be without their iconic 68-year-old coach.

“I immediately left work and isolated at home,” Saban said.

Saban said he informed the team via a Zoom session Wednesday afternoon and that offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will oversee game preparations while he works from home.

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