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Sport Florida coach Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19 days after pleas for fans to 'Pack The Swamp'

02:05  18 october  2020
02:05  18 october  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Florida coach Dan Mullen apologized Wednesday if I offended people or anybody out there with his comments about Mullen also said two assistant coaches tested positive for COVID - 19 and The shutdown came three days after Mullens comments about wanting to pack the Swamp and create a

Florida coach Dan Mullen apologized Wednesday “if I offended people or anybody out there” with Mullen also said two assistant coaches tested positive for COVID - 19 and added that he expects The shutdown came three days after Mullen ’s comments about wanting to pack the Swamp and

Florida coach Dan Mullen has tested positive for COVID-19, he confirmed in a statement on Saturday.

Dan Mullen wearing a helmet: Florida coach Dan Mullen revealed in a statement he's tested positive for COVID-19. (AP) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Florida coach Dan Mullen revealed in a statement he's tested positive for COVID-19. (AP)

Mullen said he’s isolating from his family and he’s experiencing “mild to no symptoms.”

Mullen’s positive test comes amid an outbreak of staff and players that’s amounted to more than 20 positive tests. Florida’s game against LSU scheduled for Saturday had already been postponed, as the school announced on Wednesday that it didn’t have enough players to play.

Mullen’s positive test comes in the wake of remarks that were dismissive off COVID-19 protocols. After a loss to Texas A&M last Saturday, Mullen suggested unprovoked in his opening statement that Florida fans should “pack The Swamp” this week, using the nickname for Florida’s stadium. He added: “Absolutely want to see 90,000 in The Swamp. Hopefully that creates a home-field advantage for us next week because now we passed a law in our state that we can do that.”

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The announcement came days after Coach Dan Mullen created a stir by calling for Florida fans to “ pack the U.S. schooling during covid - 19 doesn’t deserve a passing grade. Florida -LSU game is postponed after Gators’ coronavirus outbreak. Florida 's Dan Mullen was criticized after calling for

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The notion of Florida filling its stadium during a pandemic was immediately shot down by both the school’s athletic director and president. Athletic director Scott Stricklin said on Wednesday that commenting on the number of fans in the stadium was outside of Mullen’s expertise. “Dan is really good at calling ball plays,” Stricklin said.


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The remarks made Mullen a lightning rod on social media when the outbreak on his team and canceled game were announced.  

Florida’s Oct. 24 game against Missouri has been postponed and will be played on Oct. 31.

The news about Mullen continues a miserable week for the SEC. There have been three postponed games and a false-positive test for Alabama coach Nick Saban, who is expected to expected to coach the Crimson Tide’s game with Georgia on Saturday night. Also, Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin said this week his program was dealing with an outbreak. 

No. 10 Florida, Mullen plan to resume practice next week

  No. 10 Florida, Mullen plan to resume practice next week GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida is planning to start returning to its football facility Monday, nearly two weeks after the program shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak. Coach Dan Mullen, one of more than two dozen Gators who tested positive for the coronavirus last week, sounded congested as he said the team had a new positive Wednesday. “We're trying to see now if any new case could have been from the original spread on the team or if these are individuals kind of not following the kind of the quarantine procedure or just going out and getting it on their own because there’s no football going on right now," Mullen said on the weekly Southeastern Conference coaches

Florida 's upcoming game against LSU has been postponed after a reported 19 Gators players tested positive for COVID - 19 . It's the second SEC game bumped this week. The decision came after coach Dan Mullen called on school officials to allow 90,000 fans to ' pack the Swamp ' against

Mullen stands by Swamp sellout stance: Florida coach Dan Mullen was given several more chances Monday to Ohio State socially distances: Ohio State coach Ryan Day stated that, amid COVID - 19 concerns Penn State has 20 positive tests : Penn State had 20 student-athletes test positive for

The SEC had gone three weeks without significant disruptions. The league started on Sept. 26, later than many others, with the idea that it would begin after the inevitable spikes of students returning to campus. Until this week, that approach had been successful.

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