Some unfortunate news to share from Oxford as Ole Miss has announced basketball coach Kermit Davis has tested positive for COVID.

If the results of Davis’ retest confirm he has the virus, the Ole Miss coach is expected to miss the start of the season in Oxford.

Much like Nick Saban, however, Davis has the opportunity to return provided he returns three negative tests.

The Rebels are set to open the upcoming basketball season on Nov. 25 at home against Central Arkansas.

Here is the statement issued by Ole Miss regarding Davis’ status on Tuesday:

“After going through the team’s regular protocol Monday, it was determined Tuesday that head coach Kermit Davis tested positive for COVID-19. Coach Davis retested Tuesday, and those confirmation results are still pending. The team is going through contact tracing, and those found to be close contact will go into quarantine per medical guidelines.

“If Tuesday’s test also comes back positive, Coach Davis will remain in isolation at his home and miss the first two games of the season. Ronnie Hamilton will serve as the team’s interim head coach during Coach Davis’ absence on the sidelines. Coach Davis will still be able to observe practices and communicate with the team virtually.”