Alabama's Nick Saban Receives Third Negative COVID-19 Test, Cleared to Coach Against Georgia

By 11W Staff on October 17, 2020 at 2:56 pm
Nick Saban will coach his team's game against Georgia Saturday night

You knew the virus couldn't keep Nick Saban away from the sideline.

After testing positive for the COVID-19 on Wednesday, the Alabama football coach received negative tests on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, clearing him to coach his No. 2 Crimson Tide against No. 3 Georgia Saturday night in Tuscaloosa.

Saban wasted little time getting back after it.

Sources told ESPN that Saban was informed he had been cleared to return a little before 12:30 p.m. ET, and he immediately left his home with a state trooper to go straight to the team hotel and was able to join meetings prior to 1 p.m. ET.

To recap…

COVID-19: You have to stay home for your team's biggest game of the season Saturday night.

Did Saban receive a false-positive on his first test? Did he use his dark arts to banish the virus from his body?

No. 3 Georgia and No. 2 Alabama kickoff at 8 p.m. with CBS carrying the broadcast.

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