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Oklahoma, Texas Tech football rosters decimated by coronavirus

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

11 Comments for Oklahoma, Texas Tech football rosters decimated by coronavirus

  1. Jpcat15
    4:39 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

    They will be fine in a day or 2. Probably didn’t have symptoms or mild, at most. Every college kid is going to get this if they haven’t already. They need to get it, actually.

  2. runningunnin.454
    5:58 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

    Did someone die?

  3. ScoggDog
    6:54 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

    Decimated – in the classical sense – is when one of ten where pulled out of the line and executed for cowardice or failure by the legion. Look it up. If I remember correctly, the legion picked the lucky winners.

    Neither team was decimated. Not by a long shot.

    Nick Roush – do you understand that Matt Jones has built a business on the notion of promoting Kentucky sports ? And that notion dies if sports are not played ? I understand reporting on this – it’s news. I don’t understand your sensationalism. I also don’t understand your lack of awareness of what, exactly, pays the bills around here.

    Talking down the possibility of sports going on is not a good play for KSR. Then again, Matt does it all the time. I don’t understand that, either.

    • Nick Roush
      7:13 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

      Chill out dude.

      If you think I don’t want football, then obviously you haven’t listened to me talk on any of the three podcasts I produce regularly or read the stuff I’ve written.

    • ScoggDog
      8:09 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

      Then look at the things you write regularly. The message you think you are sending is not the message you convey. And you are not the only one.

      This entire headline was meant to shock. Maybe you think that’s a hot take. But if you want sports to go on – it’s a take that runs contrary to that. This entire article was a backhanded slap at the notion that football should continue.

      Do you want to keep drinking at the trough of college football, or not ? Write accordingly.

  4. OldSchool606
    7:05 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

    Who needs myocarditis?

  5. PensacolaCat
    8:45 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

    They will all most certainly die. Football this fall = mass graves.

  6. Lip Man 1
    10:29 pm August 25, 2020 Permalink

    It’s unfortunate that you can’t legislate against human stupidity. Wait till the Big-12, SEC and ACC starts having to cancel multiple games like MLB, throwing everything into complete chaos.