Another SEC head coach has tested positive for COVID-19
Another head football coach in the SEC has tested positive for COVID-19.
On Saturday, Florida head coach Dan Mullen announced that he tested positive for the virus. This week, the Gators were forced to postpone their game against LSU until Dec. 12 because of an outbreak of COVID-19 within the program.
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Mullen is the second head coach in the SEC to test positive for the virus this week. Earlier in the week, Alabama’s Nick Saban had a positive result. He has since tested negative three times and will be available to coach in the Crimson Tide’s colossal showdown with Georgia on Saturday night.
Saturday afternoon, Mullen released the following statement:
Thank you Gator Nation for all your support for the program this week. Thankfully, everyone impacted is recovering well and has experienced mild to no symptoms. I have also tested positive for COVID and have received word that my test has been confirmed. I’m continuing to self-isolate from my family, who all remain healthy, and am following all the guidelines set forth by UF Health, the CDC and our public health officials. I am proud of how our players, staff and campus community have navigated this unprecedented time and hope all continue to be safe.
Florida is not scheduled to be back on the field until Saturday, Oct. 31 when it hosts Missouri.