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Tide's Saban tests positive for virus, will miss Iron Bowl

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban wearing mask in 2020
Posted at 10:55 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 17:18:51-05

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. —Alabama football coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 just days before the Iron Bowl. Team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson and head trainer Jeff Allen said in a joint statement that the positive test came Wednesday morning. The top-ranked Crimson Tide host No. 22 Auburn on Saturday. The statement says Saban has "very mild symptoms, so this test will not be categorized as a potential false positive.” He had previously received a false positive before the Crimson Tide's game with Georgia but was cleared to coach in the game by subsequent tests.