Nick Saban assessments constructive for COVID-19; Steve Sarkisian to steer Alabama in opposition to Georgia

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Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19; Steve Sarkisian to lead Alabama against Georgia

Alabama's soccer coach Nick Saban was the newest sports figure to test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to a university statement.

"I found out this afternoon that I tested positive for COVID-19," Saban said. “I left work immediately and am isolated at home. At this point, I have no symptoms related to COVID and I did another PCR test to confirm my diagnosis. "

With Saban for the Georgia # 3 game over the weekend, offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will oversee the prep, while Saban said he will "work from home". Saban told the players about his positive test via Zoom at 2pm. On Wednesday. Sarkisian was head coach in Washington from 2009 to 2013 and USC in 2014/15, hitting a combined record of 46-35 (.568).

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Alabama sports director Greg Byrne also tested positive for the virus. Everyone in Alabama's soccer program will be tested Thursday. The players have been tested daily since September.

CDC guidelines require people with positive tests to isolate for 10 days, while contact tracing requires a 14-day quarantine.