Dan Mullen announces he's tested positive for COVID
A second SEC head coach has said he tested positive for COVID-19 following Alabama’s Nick Saban earlier this week.
Florida coach Dan Mullen shared the news on Twitter on Saturday evening.
The LSU-Florida game was already postponed this week, and Mullen’s news is not a surprise considering nearly two dozen Florida players tested positive earlier this week. The game was postponed after 18 scholarship Gator football players, and three walk-ons tested positive, which brought Florida below the required 53-man roster required to play a game.
The news came after Saban tested positive multiple times earlier in the week, but has since reportedly had three negative tests, which cleared him to return to the sidelines tonight against Georgia.
“I have also tested positive for COVID and have received word that my test has been confirmed,” Mullen said in a message posted to Twitter. “I’m continuing to self-isolate from my family, who all remain healthy, and am following all of the guidelines set forth by UF Health, the CDC and our public health officials.”
Saban was able to coach practices and hold other meetings via Zoom and other technology. It’s not yet clear how involved Mullen will be as he fights the illness.
— Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) October 17, 2020