By MARK LONG, AP Sports activities Author
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida paused all workforce actions Tuesday following “a rise in optimistic COVID assessments amongst gamers.”
Athletic director Scott Stricklin mentioned the choice was made “out of an abundance of warning.” Stricklin says coach Dan Mullen has spoken with gamers and fogeys and provides that he informed final week’s opponent, Texas A&M, and Saturday’s opponent, defending nationwide champion LSU.
Stricklin added that the scenario “shall be re-evaluated by UF Well being and the athletic division’s sports activities medication employees Wednesday.”
The transfer comes three days after Mullen’s eyebrow-raising feedback about wanting 90,000 followers at Florida Area to create a greater home-field benefit towards the Tigers. Mullen did not double down Monday, however he did not again down, both.
Mullen brushed apart criticism for his postgame feedback and praised his gamers for a way nicely they’ve dealt with security protocols.
“I believe should you have a look at what we’ve been in a position to do, the protection precautions now we have that our gamers have adopted, our coaches observe, our employees follows, , I believe we’re a mannequin of security of what we’ve been doing throughout this time interval,” Mullen mentioned.
“So I’m actually happy with how we’ve dealt with every little thing and the way secure we’ve been with every little thing we’re doing and all of the precautions we’ve had in place throughout this time.”
The Southeastern Convention already has postponed one recreation this week: Vanderbilt and Missouri was tentatively pushed to Dec. 12 as a result of COVID-19 points have left the Commodores with out sufficient gamers. It was the primary SEC recreation rescheduled on account of coronavirus-related issues and the twenty eighth within the Soccer Bowl Subdivision to be postponed or canceled since Aug. 26.
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