Dan Mullen shares latest on Florida's outbreak, status of Mizzou game
Florida coach Dan Mullen had a lot of questions to answer in his first media appearance since he announced his positive test for COVID-19 on Saturday.
Mullen’s positive test was announced while the Gators football program was shut down to an outbreak that started early last week, leading to the postponement and reschedule of UF’s games against LSU and Missouri. Those postponements led to SEC schedule shuffling that also affected Georgia and Kentucky.
On Wednesday’s SEC media teleconference, Mullen shared the latest on the Gators’ outbreak. Here are some of the highlights of what he said as far as how he’s feeling after testing positive, when the team will resume football activities, the status of the Mizzou game and more:
- Mullen said he’s feeling fine after testing positive Saturday, wife and kids have tested negative so far.
- One more player has tested positive since Tuesday’s number of 31 positives in October.
- The majority of players who tested positive have “very minor” symptoms.
- Hope to re-open practice, return to the facility on Monday.
- Says Gators won’t have a full roster available for the Missouri game, but confident enough players will be available to play on Oct. 31.
- The staff has worked on recruiting and game-planning for Mizzou during the shutdown.
- Mullen believes the outbreak started with traveling to Texas A&M, but doesn’t think it was “one specific aspect of the trip.”