Well this would certainly be an interesting turn of events.
With some speculating as to whether Saturday's game between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia would even be played after Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19, Desmond Howard says he believes Saban will be coaching from the sideline like always.
I don't even see how this would be possible, given the mandatory 10-day quarantine for anyone who has tested positive, but I also don't think Howard would say something like that without any information. I also believe if there was anyone who could find a way to overcome whatever obstacles necessary to coach in the biggest college football game of the regular season, it's Nick Saban. He sure as hell isn't going to miss the Georgia game — and also a prime chance to technically lose his first ever game to one of his former assistants — without a fight.
But what are they going to do? Put him up in a lift like that high school coach in Mississippi? Maybe some sort of literal bubble?
I really don't know how in the world Saban would be able to coach from the field just a few days after being announced as positive for COVID, but I'm so curious to see how it would work that I think I'm rooting for it to happen. Maybe Saban could get his own coaching box and we could get some Hugh-Freeze-hospital-bed-esque shots for the entire game up to him losing it by himself.
However it happens, this is a pretty interesting tidbit to come out on Friday morning. I guess we'll find out tomorrow night.