Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on Big 12 football rosters.
Tuesday afternoon Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley revealed to reporters that COVID-19 “essentially wiped out” one position group. Even though the total number of positive cases was less than 10, it was still able to effectively sideline a position group that needs multiple guys on the field together at once. Riley did not specify the players who tested positive or which position they play.
Ahead of the Kentucky football season Mitch Barnhart revealed the Wildcats have been spaced out in meeting rooms to prevent a similar situation from happening. There’s a chance that at some point this season a meeting room outbreak forces coaches to pull players from anywhere and everywhere to fill holes in the roster.
Meanwhile in Lubbock, today Texas Tech announced that 21 members of their football team have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in self-isolation. Despite the high numbers, the Red Raiders moved forward with practice Tuesday afternoon.
What’s the threshold for canceling practices or postponing games due to positive cases of coronavirus? Today we learned in the Big 12 it’s at least 21.