One week after Dan Mullen known as for Florida to “pack The Swamp” with 90,000 followers for the LSU recreation, the Gators coach introduced he has examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
Mullen introduced his analysis by way of Twitter on Saturday, saying he has already taken a second check to substantiate his preliminary optimistic outcome. He’s isolating himself from the crew — members of which have skilled “gentle to no signs” — and his household, who stay wholesome.
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The third-year Florida coach drew criticism Oct. 10 following his crew’s 41-38 highway loss to Texas A&M, the Gators’ first defeat of the season. Mullen, who claimed the roughly 24,000 followers in attendance at Kyle Area affected his crew, mentioned he needed to see Florida pack Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to capability to take pleasure in the identical benefit over LSU.
Mullen on Monday declined to deal with his authentic feedback, saying he was targeted on getting ready for the LSU recreation. At some point later, the crew introduced it was pausing all soccer actions “out of an abundance of warning” after 5 gamers examined optimistic for the coronavirus. Studies from AlligatorSports.com instructed that 19 gamers had examined optimistic.
At some point later, Florida introduced the postponement of the LSU recreation, citing a rise of optimistic COVID-19 checks amongst its gamers, coaches and employees members. The variety of affected gamers on the time of the announcement was 21: 18 scholarship gamers and three walk-ons. Additionally that day, Mullen apologized “if I offended individuals” concerning his earlier assertion about packing The Swamp with followers.
The subsequent query concerning Mullen is when he could return to teaching. The SEC introduced Saturday that Florida’s scheduled recreation towards Missouri on Oct. 24 can be pushed again per week to Oct. 31; that makes it extra possible Mullen is not going to be compelled to overlook any video games whereas isolating.