17 January 2021

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Nick Saban Tests Positive For COVID-19; Will Miss Auburn Game

Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach Saturday’s game against Auburn.

The head coach had a false positive in October this season, but was later cleared to coach against the Georgia Bulldogs on October 17 in a 41-24 win for the Crimson Tide.

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Saban is diagnosed with very mild symptoms, meaning this test will not be categorized as a potential false positive.

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Saban will follow all appropriate guidelines and isolate at home, and ultimately miss a huge matchup against the Tigers.

No. 1 Alabama is scheduled to face No. 22 Auburn Tigers at home on Saturday with offensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian, filling in.

Sarkisian was the previous head coach at USC and Washington University, and had been designated for head-coaching duties after Saban’s false positive test earlier in the season.

Alabama currently sits undefeated with a 7-0 record, while rival Auburn has a 5-2 record and riding on a three-game winning streak.

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