Saban coaching Alabama on Saturday night after false positive


Alabama coach Nick Saban will be on the sidelines for his team's game against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night after a recent coronavirus scare.

Saban was cleared on Saturday morning after registering five consecutive negative tests since testing positive on Wednesday, the school announced.

Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne tested positive along with Saban on Wednesday. It was unclear if Byrne's test was also a false positive.

Saban's positive test was considered a major setback for college football as the sport has struggled to contain outbreaks, with several games having to be postponed this week due to ongoing troubles.

The second-ranked Crimson Tide were set to take on the conference-rival Georgia Bulldogs, ranked third in the nation in the AP Top 25 Poll heading into Saturday's showdown.

Saban, arguably the greatest coach in college football history, is tops among active coaches with 251 career victories.