Alabama coach Nick Saban may be able to return by the time the Crimson Tide take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Saban tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, leaving the door open for him to return to action much sooner than initially expected.

Saban, 68, tested positive for the virus Wednesday. Saban said he was asymptomatic. Alabama performed a follow-up test Thursday, which came back negative.