Alabama Fans Get Optimistic Update on Nick Saban Ahead of Georgia Game

Zach Brunner
Alabama fans get a positive update on Nick Saban.
Alabama fans get a positive update on Nick Saban. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

News shocked the college football world when notable Alabama Crimson Tide head coach, Nick Saban, tested positive with COVID-19.

Luckily, Saban said on his weekly radio show that he has been feeling great and wasn't having any symptoms. Saban also said he would hate to miss this upcoming game against Georgia.

While Saban may be feeling good enough to return to the sideline, there are protocols in place. He must produce three negative tests, including two within a 24-hour window. If he is unable to do that, Saban would be watching the game on TV right along with us.

Along with not being able to be on the sideline, the NCAA also prohibits in-game communication with anyone on the team or staff with a coach or player that is in quarantine. Of course, Saban says it "doesn't seem quite right" that he would be unable to communicate with his staff from a remote situation.

Saban oversaw the past couple of practices via Zoom. He says he has been able to do everything he normally would do. For Alabama fans, hopefully, the negative tests from Saban come sooner rather than later. Certainly, his presence on the sideline would help to prevent an upset loss.

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