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Alabama's Nick Saban tests positive for Covid-19

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Devastating news has come to the college football world as Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, per FOX Sports and The Athletic's Bruce Feldman.

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

"We took a sharp bet at Georgia +6, and the rest was us staying in front of the market", SuperBook manager and oddsmaker Eric Osterman said.

"I informed our team of my positive test at 2 p.m. today on a Zoom call", Saban explained.

"I found out earlier this afternoon that I had tested positive for COVID-19", Saban said in a statement. "We will follow the SEC's Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force Protocol for testing asymptomatic positives". A PCR test was repeated Thursday by the SEC appointed lab and was negative. Under that policy, Saban would need two more negative tests - each given 24 hours apart - to return to action.

In the meantime, Saban will remain in isolation.

Alabama likely wants Saban to return as well, meaning the university will do everything in its power to get Saban's third test turned around as quickly as possible.

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