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Iconic Coach Tests Positive, for Real This Time

Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban last tested positive on Oct. 14

(Newser) - Alabama football is No. 1 in the country, and coach Nick Saban won't be leading his team in Saturday's annual Iron Bowl rivalry game against No. 22 Auburn. The university on Wednesday confirmed Saban has tested positive for COVID-19. The same thing happened in mid-October , but that diagnosis...

Iconic Coach Gets COVID Right Before Big Game

Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says he's isolating at home

(Newser) - Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19, three days before the second-ranked Crimson Tide is set to face No. 3 Georgia in a clash of Southeastern Conference and national powers, the AP reports. Both said their tests Wednesday morning came back positive, but...

Tide Beat Clemson for National Title

Bold Saban call turns game for Alabama

(Newser) - Alabama needed it all to win the toughest national title game it had ever played during the Nick Saban dynasty. All of its power. All of its speed. Even one gutsy trick. Derrick Henry, OJ Howard, and Kenyan Drake hit No. 1 Clemson with long touchdowns, and Alabama outlasted the...

Texas Win Would Be Hollywood Ending, But ...

... Alabama's just a better team

(Newser) - With the Bowl Championship Series title game set for Thursday night at the Rose Bowl, a Hollywood ending is called for—meaning, Chris Dufresne writes, a Texas victory. After all, it was 4 years ago on that very field that Vince Young showed a young Colt McCoy how to win...

Belichick Ties Strong in Florida-Bama Tilt

Coaches Meyer, Saban have deep ties to Patriots guru

(Newser) - Though he won’t be on the sidelines again until tomorrow, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick holds the common thread in today’s matchup between college football’s top-ranked. Urban Meyer and No. 1 Florida meet Nick Saban and No. 2 Alabama—both unbeaten—for the Southeastern Conference title...

NCAA: Alabama Must Vacate 10 Football Wins From '05-07

Team can keep scholarships, bowl win

(Newser) - The NCAA will require the University of Alabama to vacate at least 10 football victories from 2005-07 over rules violations that saw players arrange free textbooks for friends, the Birmingham News reports. The school will also be placed on 3 years’ probation, but the football program won’t lose any...

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