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Florida football coach Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19

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Corrections and explanations: In an earlier version of this story, the result of the Florida-Texas A&M game was misstated. Florida lost that game.Florida coach

Dan Mullen has joined college football’s growing list of coaches who have tested favorable for COVID-19.

Mullen announced the news by means of Twitter.

“Thank you Gator Nation for all your assistance for the program this week. Thankfully, everyone affected is recuperating well and has experienced mild to no signs. I have also evaluated favorable for COVID and have received word that my test has been validated. I’m continuing to self-isolate from my family, who all stay healthy, and am following all the standards stated by UF Health, the CDC, and our public health officials. I take pride in how our players, staff and school community have navigated this extraordinary time and hope all continue to be safe.”

Mullen’s tweet came hours after Alabama revealed coach Nick Saban, who initially tested favorable for COVID-19 on Wednesday, had actually taken numerous tests— all of which returned negative– and would be on the sideline for the Crimson Tide’s game versus Georgia. His negative test result originated from an outdoors lab.

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set up for Saturday was delayed after an outbreak was reported on the Gators ‘team.On Friday, the Missouri-Florida game initially scheduled for Oct. 24 was pushed to Oct. 31. After a loss to Texas A&M last week, Mullen stated he desired The Swamp filled with fans for the video game against LSU. There also has actually been conversation that the Florida-Georgia video game on Nov. 7, also referred to as the World’s Largest Mixer, might have more fans at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted limitations. Ever since, officials from the city have said the crowd will be limited.Other coaches who have actually checked favorable this season consist of Kansas ‘Les Miles, Jackson State’s Jeff Grass, Arizona State’s

Kevin Sumlin and Florida State’s Mike Norvell.Also today, three SEC schools– Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas A&M– were fined$100,000 for violating COVID-19 protocols.Follow USA TODAY Sports colleges editor Heather Tucker on Twitter @HeatherR_Tucker Facebook Email

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