According to a statement issued by Alabama athletics both Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and offensive line coach Doug Marrone have tested positive for COVID-19.

Statement from Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban and Athletic Trainer Jeff Allen

“We received notification that offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien and offensive line coach Doug Marrone tested positive for COVID-19. They have very mild symptoms and are home isolating while following all appropriate guidelines. We anticipate both being able to coach in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl.”

Alabama head coach Nick Saban recently announced that 90% of the Alabama players received booster shots to combat COVID-19 and ensure their availability for the College Football Playoffs.

The Crimson Tide allowed its players to go home for Christmas break but sent them home with care packages to maximize their protection against contracting the virus.

The Alabama Crimson Tide is set to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl on Friday, Dec. 31 at 2:30 p.m. CT.

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