Positive COVID-19 test sidelines ACC head coach
First-year Florida State head coach Mike Norvell will be sidelined for at least a few days after testing positive for COVID-19. The school released a statement on Saturday.
Norvell reportedly tested positive for the virus on Friday during the program’s latest round of testing. The Seminoles did not have a game scheduled for Saturday, so he will not miss any action this week, though it’s still not known when he’ll be able to return to team activities.
Florida State is scheduled to play in-state and ACC rival Miami next weekend.
“In our most recent round of Covid testing yesterday, I received a positive result after being negative in our previous two tests this week. My wife and daughter were tested this morning with negative results but are quarantining,” Norvell wrote. “My result was surprising to me, but we have prepared for a potential positive result among anyone in our program and we will put that plan in place while I am away. I will remain involved remotely as much as possible to help our team continue to prepare. Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will handle in-person head coaching duties until I am able to return. I’m grateful to the administration, players and staff for their commitment to the protocols we have in place, which have helped us limit contact with others and allowed us to continue moving forward.”
Last weekend, the Seminoles opened the 2020 season with a loss at home to Georgia Tech. They are 0-1 heading into next week’s game against Miami.