World News – US – Alabama head coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19


One of the most successful and greatest coaches in college football history, Nick Saban of Alabama has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the school announced on Wednesday

Saban and Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne, 68, has tested positive Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkissian will take over in the meantime as No 2 Crimson Tide prepares to face offensive rival Southeastern Conference No 3 Georgia Saturday

“I learned earlier this afternoon that I had tested positive for COVID-19,” Saban said in a statement released by the school. “I immediately left work and isolated at the home At the moment I have no symptoms related to COVID, and I have had another PCR test to confirm my diagnosis I have informed our team of my positive test at 2 pm today on a Zoom call and made -to know that offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will oversee the preparations for the complex while I work from home « 

Saban has coached six national champions, including five with Alabama, having resurrected what was once one of the most decorated college football programs under Bear Bryant and achieving unprecedented success under his reign Saban’s college career record currently stands at 246-65-1 as he becomes the biggest name to date in college football to contract the novel coronavirus

Saban, whose resume includes two seasons as head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2005 to 2006 and four seasons as defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns under Bill Belichick from 1991 to 1994, pleaded for coronavirus compliance and filmed PSAs in hopes of persuading people to take COVID-19 seriously

Sarkisian has been Alabama’s offensive coordinator since last season after spending the previous two years in the same position for the Atlanta Falcons

« Early this afternoon we received a notification that coach Saban and Greg Byrne tested positive for COVID-19 Both immediately left the facility and went to their homes to self-help. isolate after receiving this information Jimmy Robinson and Alabama athletic coach Jeff Allen said in the statement, “At this point, positive tests are limited to these two people. All people considered to be high-risk contacts have been notified and will follow up on quarantine guidelines We will follow the protocol of the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Referral Working Group to test asymptomatic positives « 

The Falcons became the second team to enter intensive COVID-19 protocol after rookie defensive tackle Marlon Davidson was placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list Atlanta’s newest opponent, the Carolina Panthers, entered Intensive Protocol earlier on Wednesday

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Cam Newton was taken off the reserve / COVID-19 list on Wednesday and is expected to train on Thursday, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported His return puts him in line to play Sunday against the Broncos

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