UPDATE: It was announced on College GameDay that Nick Saban tested negative for coronavirus on a second test. He needs one more before he’ll be cleared to coach against Georgia.
BREAKING: Nick Saban has had another negative coronavirus test. He needs one more negative test, and he’ll coach Alabama against Georgia.
The third and final test is expected to come back this afternoon. Folks, Nick Saban is going to coach tonight.
Prepare for chaos.
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) October 17, 2020
Alabama football coach Nick Saban has tested negative for coronavirus twice.
According to a release from the school, Saban tested negative for coronavirus after originally testing positive for the virus. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
A subsequent test of Nick Saban on Thursday showed that he is negative for COVID-19, according to a statement from Alabama’s head athletic trainer.
The news comes 48 hours after Saban’s initial positive test and opens up the possibility that Saban could return to coach Saturday. pic.twitter.com/ziGp0X80Uf
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 16, 2020
There is now the possibility that Saban can coach against Georgia Saturday night if he has two more negative tests for coronavirus.
You can read the full release in the tweet below.
Nick Saban has now tested negative for covid and Alabama says his initial positive test may have been an error. He needs three negatives to return to coaching. pic.twitter.com/v7guTJxNFE
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 16, 2020
This is amazing news for Alabama fans and football fans in general. The world of college football was absolutely rocked when word came out that Saban had tested positive.
Now, it looks like there’s a very real chance that it was a false positive and that the Crimson Tide coach can go tonight.
If Saban walks out of the tunnel in Tuscaloosa against the Bulldogs, the world of college football is going to be set on fire.
It’s going to be pure electricity.
I can’t remember the last time an SEC regular season football game had this much hype around it. With Saban’s fate up in the air, it only adds to the insanity.
We’ll see if he’s on the sidelines tonight when Alabama and Georgia play at 8:00 EST on CBS.