No. 2 Alabama will count the result of Saturday's game against No. 3 Georgia on Nick Saban's coaching record despite Saban missing the game after testing positive for COVID-19, a school spokesman told CBS Sports on Thursday.

In most cases, the NCAA gives schools impacted by the absence of a coach the option of how to count results during a one-game absence.

Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has been assigned to run practices. It's not clear whether there will be an official acting coach on Saturday.