dangolka (CBS) — Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick started his session with New England reporters on Thursday morning by sending properly needs to Nick Saban, who examined optimistic for COVID-19 this week.
“I do know everybody’s conscious of our connections with Coach Saban and Alabama, so simply need to want him a speedy and full restoration from this COVID virus,” Belichick stated of Saban. “You already know, I spoke with Coach Saban not too long ago. We each talked about how a lot we’ve discovered in regards to the scenario and a number of the challenges which have include it. And I do know he’s been extraordinarily vigilant and has put an excessive amount of thought and energy into the care of his group and gamers. He shared that with me and we’ve each talked about issues that we’ve executed, and have been useful and so forth.”
The College of Alabama introduced Wednesday afternoon that each Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne examined optimistic for COVID-19. As of that announcement, the 68-year-old Saban was not experiencing any signs of the illness, however the legendary head coach is in fact in quarantine away from his group.
The connection between Saban and Belichick dates again to the early ’90s, when Saban was the defensive coordinator for Belichick’s Cleveland Browns groups. Saban labored in that position for 4 seasons earlier than taking the pinnacle teaching job at Michigan State.
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Saban and Belichick maintained their relationship all through the a long time that adopted, they usually had been featured collectively in a 2019 HBO particular titled, “Belichick & Saban: The Artwork of Teaching.”
The Patriots have handled their very own cases of COVID-19, with 4 gamers testing optimistic over the previous couple of weeks.
“So, as I stated, simply need to want him one of the best from all of us right here within the group,” Belichick stated.