World News – CA – Florida Gators football coach Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19


GAINESVILLE, Fla .– University of Florida football coach Dan Mullen announced on Saturday that he had tested positive for coronavirus

Mullen made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday, saying his first positive result was confirmed by a second test The 10th-ranked Gators had at least 21 players and coaches tested positive earlier this week, an outbreak that has prompted the Southeastern Conference to postpone Florida’s next two games

With potentially dozens more quarantined over looking for contracts, Florida (2-1) reportedly had less than 50 fellows available to take on reigning National Champion Tigers (1-2) in the swamp

Mullen is the second SEC head coach, along with Alabama icon Nick Saban, to contract COVID-19 and the fifth overall known this season in college football major, joining Mike Norvell of Florida State, Kevin Sumlin of Arizona and Les Miles of Kansas

Florida has started administering daily tests since first suspecting an outbreak after last week’s loss to Texas A&M

« I continue to isolate myself from my healthy family, and I follow all guidelines set out by UF Health, the CDC and our public health officials, » Mullen tweeted. « I am proud of how our players, staff and the campus community have come through this unprecedented time and I hope everyone will continue to be safe »

The Gators believe their outbreak started with two players – one suffering from congestion and the other with a headache late last week Both suspected allergies and did not alert medics of the team before taking the team flight to Texas A&M

Mullen raised his eyebrows after the loss to the Aggies saying he wanted to pack the Swamp against LSU When he was given a chance to back down he doubled up He got another chance on Monday and dug more He finally gave in on Wednesday and apologized if he offended anyone

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World News – CA – Florida Football Coach Gators Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19


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