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COVID-19 hits the Ole Miss football team

Coronavirus is making its way through SEC football teams.

Right around the same time the league announced the postponement of Saturday’s LSU-Florida game to December, the second game postponed this week, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin revealed that players on his team have been sidelined by COVID-19. Scheduled to play Arkansas this Saturday, Kiffin said the Rebels have enough players available for the game to continue as planned… for now.

“It’s very difficult moving people around,” Kiffin said. “We’re beat up, too, from a very high-play count, intense game against a great team Saturday. So we are not in a great situation number-wise at all.”

Ole Miss is familiar with this situation. Over the summer a number of players in the secondary and on the offensive line were sidelined for a few weeks of fall camp. Kiffin did not divulge how many players had contracted coronavirus, but he did say he believes he knows the source of the outbreak and it did not come from within the facility.

“I said Monday in our first meeting that this just got real,” Kiffin said. “Any time you talk about things it doesn’t hit home until it happens to you. Now they’re seeing it. They’re seeing depth charts move and people have to change positions and different things. I hope it really was another reminder. It only takes one person to really screw it up.”


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for COVID-19 hits the Ole Miss football team

  1. michaelb
    3:44 pm October 14, 2020 Permalink

    I see a trend happening lately called the Election Infection . Out of the blue, despite reinforced mask mandates , we have sky rocketing cases in all areas at the same time …. hmmmmm not fooling me .

  2. ziplock
    5:54 pm October 14, 2020 Permalink

    I’ve never seen a virus so bad. You have to take a test to know that you have it.

    • 4everUKBlue
      6:00 pm October 14, 2020 Permalink

      Even then you don’t know one way or the other because they still don’t have a reliable test. It’s all BS.

    • satcheluk
      4:11 pm October 15, 2020 Permalink

      I had and it almost killed me. I’m in my 40’s and run 5 days a week. Three weeks of fever and then pulmonary embolisms. Took me nearly three months before I could run a mile without resting. So you and all your denier dumazz friends can kiss my azz!

    • UKBigBlueForever
      9:10 pm October 15, 2020 Permalink

      I’m with you man. People that think it’s BS can go fly a kite. I know people that were healthy in their 30’s and that were hospitalized. 4ever is an old selfish geezer, just ignore him satchel

  3. Lip Man 1
    12:16 am October 15, 2020 Permalink

    Why are we even trying to play through this stuff? This isn’t close to actual legit football.