Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne have both tested positive for COVID-19, per the University of Alabama. Saban directed football practice from home today.
Saban, 68, was informed of the positive test on Wednesday. He said in a statement that at this time he does not have any symptoms.
“I found out earlier this afternoon that I had tested positive for COVID-19. I immediately left work and isolated at home. At this time, I do not have any symptoms relative to COVID.”
Watch Coach Saban's Wednesday Press Conference presented by Tuscaloosa Toyota https://t.co/qf3jYV3hfL— Alabama Athletics (@UA_Athletics) October 14, 2020
“I didn’t leave the country. I’m just right down the street and we have this technology.”
Kansas coach Les Miles, Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin, and FSU coach Mike Norvell have all previously tested positive but did not have symptoms as well. Sumlin and Norvell have returned to their teams.
Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian will serve as head coach for the SEC showdown with the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday at Bryant- Denny Stadium. The game is scheduled for 7:00pm CT/8:00pm ET kickoff, airing on CBS.
No symptoms. He’s literally coaching practice from a Zoom call (I had permission to say this)— Kristen Saban Setas (@KristenSabanS) October 14, 2020