Unofficially, the University of Alabama calls its new locker rooms “Club Dub” after big wins and head coach Nick saban Danced with pleasure a jig after Saturday night’s victory over previously unbeaten Georgia. The Crimson Tide scored 21 unanswered points in the second half thanks to two takeaways and multiple touchdown passes from Mac Jones to keep pace in the college football playoff race this season.
The victory marked Saban’s 22nd consecutive decision over a former assistant as he improved to 3-0 against Kirby Smart.
Saban, who turns 69 on Halloween, was cleared to train hours before the game after receiving his third COVID-19 negative test in as many days. Saban feared he would miss the SEC’s Game of the Year earlier this week after testing positive for the coronavirus.
After the game, Saban was ecstatic for his players.
“Well that was an obvious big win against a very, very good football team. I was really proud of the way our guys fought in the game,” said Saban. “I knew it was going to be kind of a 15-round fight, I probably wouldn’t win the fight until a later round and you know we got behind at the start of the match and the players kept playing the game and playing. fight. I think it was a great victory against a very, very good team. “
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Saban said during an appearance on College GameDay before kickoff that he was feeling good.
“I’ve never had any symptoms, no fever and the oxygen levels are great, I’ve never been sick at all,” Saban told GameDay’s Rece Davis. “I don’t have any experience to assess how things are really going, but emotionally I still feel attached (to the team). It would be totally different if I can’t coach the game tonight.
“We have tested our players every day for the past few months and the fact that we have had 240 tests in the last two days that were all negative. The fact that I did test negative Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, positive Wednesday, then negative Thursday, Friday … I have to trust the doctors and doctors who keep these protocols safe for all of us. “