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SFA head football coach Colby Carthel tests positive for COVID-19

Carthel made the announcement via his Twitter account Wednesday evening.
Credit: SFA

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University head football coach Colby Carthel has announced he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Carthel made the announcement via his Twitter account Wednesday evening after receiving a positive test result on Tuesday.

"There’s a 99.96% survival rate, so I like my odds," Carthel said.

SFA (1-3) is set to host Angelo State (1-0) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

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Earlier in the day, the University of Alabama announced head football coach Nick Saban had also tested positive for COVID-19.

The 6-time national champion football coach is showing no symptoms, but may miss Saturday's big game against Georgia. 

Saban said he informed the team via a Zoom session at 2 p.m. Wednesday and that offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will oversee game preparations while he works from home.

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