Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19

  • Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has tested positive for the coronavirus and is now isolating at home, the school announced Wednesday.

Saban was upbeat as he addressed reporters on a Zoom call Wednesday night, joking that "something must be bad wrong - as much as I look forward to these Wednesday press conferences - for me not to be there with you today".

Alabama team doctor Jimmy Robinson confirmed that the university's athletic director, Greg Byrne, also tested positive.

Belichick said he recently spoke to Saban and noted how "vigilant" the coach has been with his team while playing in the middle of a pandemic.

After getting the results on Wednesday, Coach Saban left the football facility to quarantine at home.

"I think it's unfortunate", Oats said. I'm just right down the street.

Saban said he wondered whether he would be able to have communication with his coaches during a game, adding, "We'll have to research and sort of figure that one out".

Saban's daughter, Kristen Saban Setas, posted a tweet saying that her dad has "no symptoms" and was coaching practice on Saturday by video conference. Saban said Alabama hasn't "had any indication" of an outbreak within the team.

When and how that changes upon Saban's contraction of COVID-19 remains to be seen.

The University of Florida has suspended their football activities, including their game against LSU this weekend, because of a rise of positive Covid-19 tests on the team.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News.