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WATCH: Nick Saban received a positive test for COVID-19 before matchup with Georgia

Nick Saban walking the sideline versus Ole Miss
Photo comes from Kent Gidley - Alabama Athletics

For the University of Alabama, its football program received news on Wednesday of Nick Saban getting a positive test for Coronavirus.

Upon he and Greg Byrne (athletic director) testing positive, both left for home and went into isolation.

Saban has not been experiencing any symptoms and according to an update from Jeff Allen, Alabama’s Director of Sports Medicine, the 68-year-old is still asymptomatic. He is doing fine and will continue to self-isolate and remain in the SEC testing protocol, while being evaluated daily.

With this going on, Alabama is set to host the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium at 7:00 p.m. CT. This matchup has all the ingredients to be the game of year. Should he receive two more negative test results, there is a chance Saban will coach this week.

For now, Steve Sarkisian (Alabama’s offensive coordinator) is operating the team in his absence.

During the latest airing of In My Own Words, which airs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on YouTube for Touchdown Alabama Magazine at 6:00 p.m. CT, yours truly provided an update on Saban.

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Hopefully, he will be able to coach the game.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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