Nick Saban tests negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, cleared to coach against Georgia


FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2020, file photo, Alabama head football coach Nick Saban leads his team as they march on campus, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The mid-week news that Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 added a challenging backdrop for the season’s first Top 5 matchup. Saban figures to be communicating his marching orders and input from home while offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is manning the show within the football building. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala (WDHN) — After testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has been cleared to coach on the sidelines tonight in the Crimson TIde’s game against Georgia.

Saban since Wednesday, has tested negative for the virus on Thursday, Friday and now Saturday morning. According to SEC protocol, Saban is allowed to be on the sidelines and coach.

In total, Saban has tested negative five times since Wednesday. That is according to Alabama’s team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson.

The positive test will now be considered a false positive, according to SEC Protocol.

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