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Alabama football coach Nick Saban positive for COVID-19

Alabama football head coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report from CBS Sports.
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama allowed 18.6 points per game nationally last season, good enough for 13th nationally. But it’s still the most the Tide has given up since 2007, Saban’s first year in Tuscaloosa. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama allowed 18.6 points per game nationally last season, good enough for 13th nationally. But it’s still the most the Tide has given up since 2007, Saban’s first year in Tuscaloosa. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)(Vasha Hunt | AP)
Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:17 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/ CBS) - Alabama football head coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report from CBS Sports.

Athletic Director Greg Bryne also tested positive.

“Early this afternoon, we received notification that Coach Saban and (AD) Greg Byrne tested positive for COVID-19,” the school said in a statement. “Both immediately left the facility and went to their homes to self-isolate after receiving that information.”

The team ranked no. 2 is scheduled to play Georgia on Saturday and the Vols on October 24.

No information about either man’s condition has been released and no word on the team’s plan moving forward.

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