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Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19, will not coach in the Iron Bowl

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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team to the field before an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the University of Alabama.

Saban is said to have mild symptoms, so test will not be categorized as a potential false positive. He will be isolated at home.

Coach Saban will not coach in Saturday's Iron Bowl against Auburn.

See also: Alabama is No. 1 in College Football Playoff rankings

Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn expressed his hopes for Saban's speedy recovery.

"This is bigger than football," Malzahn said.

SEE ALSO: UAB game at Legion Field canceled due to COVID-19 issues at Southern Miss



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