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Sports Saban after Alabama's eventful week: 'The norm now is disruption'

08:20  18 october  2020
08:20  18 october  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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  How long is Nick Saban out? COVID-19 quarantine length, latest news on Alabama coach after positive test Sporting News looks at Nick Saban's coronavirus diagnosis, including quarantine length and the latest news regarding the Alabama coach.The Crimson Tide coach has never missed a game, a mark that includes 183 contests through 13-plus seasons at Alabama. That streak is in jeopardy, however, as the Tide prepare to face No. 3 Georgia at home on Saturday. His absence from that game would mark a huge hole in the 2020 college football season, and presumably give Kirby Smart's Bulldogs a leg up in the game.

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban reacts to their blowout win over New Mexico State, 62-10. When asked about the Crimson Tide' s opponents early on in the season

Nick Saban certainly endured an eventful week, as his initial COVID-19 test turned out to be a false positive, but that didn't stop Alabama from running over an SEC rival.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a grass covered field © Collegiate Images / Getty

Saban credited his team for dismissing the off-field distractions that came with his tests en route to a 41-24 win over Georgia on Saturday.

"I've got a lot of gratitude myself for the way they handled all the disruptions of the week," he told reporters, according to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. "They responded with a lot of maturity. But the norm now is disruption. It's going to happen."

"It was very emotional for me to come back today," Saban added, per Roger Hoover of Crimson Tide Sports Network. "I think they handled the disruption really well. I told them when I got sick, I haven't made a tackle or a block for 40 years, whether i'm there or not you guys should be able to go take care of business."

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Alabama football coach Nick Saban said Saturday he was feeling fine and never had any symptoms after testing positive for coronavirus earlier in the week . The 68-year-old Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne both tested positive on Wednesday. Saban immediately left the team and began isolating.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban meets with the media after the Crimson Tide rolled past Fresno State, 41-10.

The Crimson Tide trailed 24-20 heading into the third quarter, but rode a dominant second half to victory. Star receivers DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle both eclipsed 160 yards, though Saban noted it took a full team effort to take down the Bulldogs.

"I was really proud of the way our guys fought in the game," the head coach said, via Hoover. "I knew it would be a 15-round fight and knew we wouldn't be winning until the final rounds. I think it was a great win against a very good team."

Alabama travels to Knoxville to take on Tennessee next week.

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