Alabama names acting head coach after Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19
Wednesday brought the shocking news that Alabama head coach Nick Saban and AD Greg Byrne had tested positive for COVID-19.
Unless those were both false-positive tests, this means Saban won’t be able to coach Alabama’s game against Georgia on Saturday (assuming the players are healthy and don’t test positive themselves).
In a released statement, Saban revealed that OC Steve Sarkisian would be the acting head coach during his absence:
Sarkisian obviously has plenty of experience as a head coach. He was Washington’s head coach from 2009 to 2013 and USC’s head coach from 2014 to 2015. He has an overall record of 46-35 from those stops.
He has served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator since last season. His first test will be huge this weekend, as Georgia visits Tuscaloosa.