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Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID ahead of Iron Bowl

Alabama has announced that Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID.

Unlike Saban's false-positive test from earlier this year, Alabama shares that this time around Saban has mild symptoms.

From Alabama's release, per Dr. Jimmy Robinson and Jeff Allen:

"This morning we received notification that Coach Saban tested positive for COVID-19. 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."

Back in mid-October, during their Georgia game week, Saban was initially diagnosed with COVID, but that was found to be a false-positive test after Saban took three negative tests leading up until the morning of the Georgia game, when he was eventually cleared to coach. That week, Steve Sarkisian was tabbed to step in and serve as the acting head coach, and it's safe to say the same will likely happen here.

The Tide, who were #1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings revealed yesterday, will take on Auburn on Saturday in The Iron Bowl.

Saban plans to join the SEC teleconference here shortly, and we will have more information after that.

Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.