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paperwasp
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Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
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Saban remotely participated in Alabama's practice on Wednesday after he returned to his Tuscaloosa home. The coach was able to provide instruction over the phone, and he had access to a video feed that allowed him to observe practice. Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is the presumed man in charge while Saban is away from the team.

However, it turns out that a NCAA rule will prevent Saban from having any contact with the coaching staff during the game if the coach has to remain quarantined at his house. Saban would be prohibited from communicating with the team or coaches beginning 90 minutes before kickoff until the end of the game. That means no halftime speeches or adjustments from Saban would be allowable under the rule either.

A similar scenario unfolded earlier this season for first-year Florida State head coach Mike Norvell, who tested positive for the coronavirus and missed his team's game against Miami. Norvell was involved in preparation from his home during the week, but he was not able to have contact with his Seminoles staff in the 90-minute period before the game and during the contest.


Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined

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armtackledawg
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
That is really a stupid rule.


RECConspiracy
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
If there is a loophole to be found on that rule, believe me it will be found.


LewDawg
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
That's stupid. It's not that kind of virus, NCAA. He can still use technology!


JetDawg
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
Hope he doesn't come down with the symptoms and wish him well health-wise.


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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
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That is really a stupid rule.


No shit, huh? I mean, the mic can only be lowered so much, so get him a damn ladder.


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src1954
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
This is akin to a rule that students cannot do Zoom classes or take tests when they are quarantined. So it's official. The NCAA is stupider than School Boards. I would not have expected that.
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Captain Crown
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
How dumb is that


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DonaldDuckworth
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
Now more than ever, you can't be too careful in these uncertain times. We still don't know everything there is to know. It's important that we listen to the experts and the NCAA are the experts. Remember, we are all in this together.



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Lynxrufus2012
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
Doesn't say a damn thing about carrier pigeons or tin can/string phones.


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ibldprplgld
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
Time for the SEC to break away from the NCAA. We've proven that we are the conference making the decisions now. We don't need them.


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TailbackU
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
Yeah like Sabes ever followed an NCAA rule. He'll be piped into every headset on the sidelines.


BluegrassBelle
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
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That is really a stupid rule.


Well over 3/4 of the country has worked from home in some capacity at this point and school can be virtual.

But can't let those coaches coach from home. Could be compromised.


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Tuscaloosa
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
The NCAA has mistaken catching COVID-19 for catching the gay.
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jcljag
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
Ridiculous rule. Wonder why they put this rule in place. Hope Coach Saban recovers quickly and gets back at it soon. I am a Georgia guy but I recognize and respect greatness. Saban is the Goat of college football coaches.


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atlanta917
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
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He can still use technology!

This is exactly how the movie Pulse started. Everyone knows viruses can be transmitted through phones.


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Vestigial Morgan
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
I know it wont happen but...the thought of Nick Saban going off like Tom Cruise' character screaming into the phone in " Tropic Thunder" ...make me laugh


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RazorBroncs
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
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If there is a loophole to be found on that rule, believe me it will be found.



Easy. Saban can't communicate with the team or staff, but it doesn't say he can't communicate with some random intermediary who then has contact with the staff.

Some random Joe in an unknown location that Saban just "happens" to be on the phone with during the game, who puts his phone on speaker phone and sets it right next to another phone that has Sark on the call.

BAM, loophole achieved


notsince98
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
makes sense because someone can easily figure out in game signals from the TV broadcast that coaches wouldn't be able to see in person.


Leto II
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re: Rule prevents Nick Saban from communicating if he is quarantined
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If there is a loophole to be found on that rule, believe me it will be found.


That's why he's the best!


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