Florida Gators coach Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19

Florida Gators football coach Dan Mullen said in a social media post Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Thank you Gator Nation for all your support for the program this week,” Mullen posted on Twitter. “Thankfully, everyone impacted is recovering well and has experienced mild to no symptoms. I have also tested positive for COVID and have received word that my test was confirmed.

“I’m continuing to self-isolate from my family, who all remain healthy, and am following all the guidelines set forth by UF Health, the CDC and our public health officials. I am proud of how our players, staff and campus community have navigated this unprecedented time and hope all continue to be safe.”

The No. 10 Gators had at least 21 players and coaches test positive for the coronavirus and dozens more quarantined because of contact tracing. That left them with fewer than the conference-mandated 53 scholarship players, and Saturday’s game against defending national champion LSU was postponed and is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 12.

In addition, the SEC has postponed next Saturday’s game against Missouri until Oct. 31.

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