Alabama Crimson Tide’s Nick Saban says he Is’doing Good,’ Does N’t Have COVID-19 symptoms

OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 10: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team onto the field prior to the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Vaught Hemingway Stadium on October 10, 2020 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Kent Gidley/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

“I am doing good,” he explained. “I don’t have any signs.

Saban said he’d love to become part of the match against Georgia but NCAA rules prohibit in-game communicating with anybody on the team while he’s in quarantine and that he can’t travel to the scene while in quarantine, either.

However, if Saban has three negative evaluations, including the next two at 24 hours, he could be cleared to return to athletic activities before Saturday’s match in Tuscaloosa.

“I’d hate not to be in the game Saturday if that is exactly what this ends up to be,” Saban said.

However, Saban said, he wants there was a means to get a mentor in quarantine to have the ability to take part, including that it”does not look quite right” he would not have the ability to speak with his players or staff during a match in a remote location like his property.

“There are ways to do this you would not be putting anybody in harm’s way,” he explained. “But I believe in the security of all of the peopleā€¦ so that there might need to be some logistical items to work out”

Saban, who turns 69 after this month, stated that he’s managed to perform a great deal from the house because he assists the No. 2 Crimson Tide ready to confront Georgia. He mimicked practice on Wednesday and Thursday through Zoom.

“I have done everything I would do, I just need to do it — for today,” he explained.

Coach remains asymptomatic now and is doing good. He’s ongoing to self-isolate and will stay at the SEC testing protocol while still being assessed daily”

Alabama, as is its policy, hasn’t published any info about any succeeding evaluations and what they may have shown. Alabama is unlikely to release that data until there’s a resolution.

Saban told listeners to his show he met with members of their leadership team on Thursday, joking together which he is”getting beat up on both ends” attempting to work together with his spouse at the home.

“Once I come there I will raise hell with you men,” Saban said he informed the players,” and I’m speaking with Miss Terry and she is raising hell .”

Saban also took a minute to thank those who’ve reached out because of his diagnosis.

“The assistance from numerous individuals from all around the United States — telephone calls, text messages, emails — happen to be fantastic,” he explained. “It is very inspiring the relationships you have created through the years so many men and women who’d be worried about your well-being, and I truly love it and I want everyone to understand that.”

Sarkisian, who had been head trainer most recently at USC in 2015, would nevertheless keep playcalling duties on crime.