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Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban Tests Positive for COVID-19, Shows Mild Symptoms

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach in Saturday’s Iron Bowl game when the Crimson Tide hosts Auburn in Tuscaloosa. The positive test happened this morning. Here is a statement from team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson and head trainer Jeff Allen: “This morning we received notification that Coach Saban tested positive for…

AP College Football Poll: Alabama Ranked #1 for First Time This Season

Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year. That extends the Crimson Tide’s record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. Notre Dame moved up two spots to No. 2 after upsetting Clemson in a dramatic double-overtime game and Ohio State remained No….

AP Poll: Alabama Remains #2, Auburn Back at #24

The new Associated Press college football poll has been released. It has Alabama remaining at #2 behind Clemson, but not by much. In addition, Auburn has returned to the poll at #24 after the Tigers’ dominating win over LSU. Top-ranked Clemson has 1,515 points and 33 first place points, compared to Alabama’s 1,513 and 29. Clemson played Saturday without quarterback…

Jones, Smith Give Nick Saban a 41-0 Birthday Present as Alabama Shuts Out Mississippi State

On Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s 69th birthday Saturday night, quarterback Mac Jones threw four touchdown passes to DeVonta Smith, who had 203 receiving yards, as No. 2 Alabama cruised to a 41-0 victory over Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide (6-0) turned in a dominant defensive performance and Smith caught first-quarter touchdowns of 35 and 53 yards against…

Update: Nick Saban Cleared to Coach after Negative COVID-19 Tests

CBS Sports reports that Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has been cleared to coach Alabama tonight as the #2 Crimson Tide hosts #3 Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium. CBS Sports reports Saban tested negative for COVID-19 today, making the third straight negative test. On Wednesday, he had received a positive test. With three negative tests on Thursday, Friday and Saturday,…

Report: Nick Saban Tests Negative for COVID-19 for a Second Time

There appears to be a path for Nick Saban to be on the sidelines to coach Alabama tonight as the Crimson Tide hosts Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. ESPN reports that Saban tested negative for COVID-19 for a second time on Friday. That could indicate that Saban’s original positive test on Wednesday was a false positive. As earlier reported,…

Kickoff for Alabama-Ole Miss Game Delayed Due to Hurricane Delta

The Southeastern Conference has announced that the kickoff time for the Alabama at Ole Miss football game on Saturday will be delayed due to Hurricane Delta. The kickoff will be 6:30PM CDT in Oxford, Mississippi. The game was originally scheduled to start at 5PM. It’s hoped the delay will allow for better weather conditions. The game will be televised by…

Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium to Operate at 20% Capacity This Football Season

The University of Alabama has announced that Bryant-Denny Stadium will operate at roughly 20% capacity this football season due to coronavirus-related safety concerns. In addition, tailgating will not be allowed because of restrictions on social distancing and large gatherings. Alabama and the rest of the SEC will start football season on September 26, playing 10 conference games. GET ALABAMA’S COMPLETE…

Tide Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Introduced as Pike Lib’s New Head Coach

  A former member of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban’s staff is coming to Pike County. Pike Liberal Arts School in Troy introduced former Tide Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Mario White as the school’s new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. White was also the special assistant to Saban. White worked directly for Scott Cochran, who recently left to…