Alabama football head coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19.
"Early this afternoon, we received notification that Coach Saban and (AD) Greg Byrne tested positive for COVID-19," the school said in a statement. "Both immediately left the facility and went to their homes to self-isolate after receiving that information."
"I informed our team of my positive test at 2 p.m. today on a Zoom call and let them know offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will oversee preparations at the complex while I work from home," Saban said in a statement.
As for Saturday's game against No. 3 Georgia, Saban noted he's unsure of what type of role he can have for Alabama:
The Crimson Tide faced Ole Miss on Saturday, a team that is currently dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.
The team hadn't had a positive test for COVID-19 in the last four weeks but is now dealing with multiple cases, per Nick Suss of the Clarion-Ledger.
It comes after two other SEC games scheduled for Saturday—Florida vs. LSU and Missouri vs. Vanderbilt—were postponed as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks.
Alabama also faced Missouri earlier in the season with 12 Tigers players out for COVID-related reasons.
Alabama is scheduled to face Georgia on Saturday in a game that could have significant implications for the SEC championship and College Football Playoff picture. Both teams are currently 3-0 on the season.