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Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Iron Bowl

(Kent Gidley/Getty Images)

(Kent Gidley/Getty Images)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the Iron Bowl this weekend.

According to an official release from Alabama, the school received word of the positive test this morning, adding that Saban is dealing with “very mild symptoms.”

“This morning we received notification that Coach Saban tested positive for COVID-19. He has very mild symptoms, so this test will not be categorized as a potential false positive. He will follow all appropriate guidelines and isolate at home.”

Saban also tested positive for COVID-19 back on October 14, but the test was later found to be a false positive, allowing the legendary head coach to return to team activities and coach in Alabama’s 41-24 victory over Georgia on Oct. 17.

With today’s news, though, the Crimson Tide will be without Saban when they take on Auburn at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Iron Bowl

  1. clarks
    1:55 pm November 25, 2020 Permalink

    Wow, wonder if somehow we gave it to him since we had covid problems leading to game. I would bet that it is about to spread through their team as well but who can absorb it like Alabama who rejects more 5* than we have ever had