Nick Saban's second positive COVID test causes reaction to focus on Iron Bowl, Playoff
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 a second time, the school announced Wednesday.
“This morning we received notification that Coach Saban tested positive for COVID-19,” a released statement from Dr. Jimmy Robinson and Jeff Allen reads. “He has very mild symptoms, so this test will not be categorized as a potential false positive. He will follow all appropriate guidelines and isolate at home.”
The immediate reaction from fans and media centered on the positive test coming the week Alabama plays Auburn, after the first positive test came during the week leading up to the Georgia game.
Here’s a sample of some of the early reaction:
Nick Saban has also tested positive for juvenile diabetes and hysterical pregnancy.
— zack (@zacklemore92) November 25, 2020
How does Auburn always get so lucky? Nick Saban won’t be coaching the IronBowl.
— SouthernMom (@madams3196) November 25, 2020
So will this be the first Alabama football game coached by someone other than Nick Saban since Joe Kines led the Tide to a 31-34 loss against Oklahoma State in the 2006 Independence Bowl?
— Colton Houston (@Colton_Houston) November 25, 2020
The 18 FBS coaches to reveal a positive test:
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 25, 2020
Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID and he has mild symptoms. He also oversaw practice on Monday. So will Auburn now cancel the Iron Bowl?
— Dr. Clemson (@mikemcmannmd) November 25, 2020
Nick Saban tested positive earlier this year and showed no symptoms. How many people have tested positive a 2nd time just to stack the numbers? I will NOT be getting tested nor will I quarantine after being around someone who did test positive. #PlandemicHoax https://t.co/wvwajOpFm7
— Faith Over Fear 🙏🇺🇸 (@FaithOverFear99) November 25, 2020
Nick Saban on the sidelines for the Iron Bowl pic.twitter.com/v3oFG0ih6x
— Brian Bond (@bgbond) November 25, 2020
2020: Alabama’s Nick Saban has more positive COVID tests than Jim Harbaugh has wins. pic.twitter.com/hTHwNl2m2r
— #Trump2020 #MAGA (@2soon4that) November 25, 2020
Nick Saban: first confirmed person on the planet to get COVID twice and probably will coach in the Iron Bowl (Go *wipes tears* Dawgs) https://t.co/uftobXpGQf
— Ashlyn Bedgood (@abedgood3) November 25, 2020
Nick Saban has covid again. I wonder if the SEC will push back the time of the Iron Bowl so he can have time to pass enough tests to coach Saturday like they did the last time he had covid ha.
— Louie $. Lattimore (@THE_ButlerDavis) November 25, 2020
Nick Saban tested positive again. Let’s see how many “tests” he takes before he’s cleared by kickoff
— Skip (@5cutter) November 25, 2020