Due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests at Florida, Saturday’s SEC showdown between Florida and LSU is in jeopardy of being postponed.
Saturday’s LSU vs. Florida football game is at risk of being postponed after an increase in positive COVID-19 cases among the Gators players and assistant coaches. Florida paused all football activities on Tuesday after the news of the outbreak came to light.
According to The Athletic, as many as 19 Florida football players tested positive and another 10 will be in mandatory quarantine. Due to SEC rules put in place that would constitute a game being canceled or postponed, Florida may not have the minimum requirement of 53 scholarship players to move forward with the game as scheduled.
COVID outbreak at Florida could postpone Gators game vs. LSU
Florida head coach Dan Mullen also revealed two assistant coaches tested positive for COVID.
Mullen expects to know more information later on Wednesday about the fate of Saturday’s SEC showdown between the cross-division rivals but didn’t want to speculate about whether it will or won’t be postponed.
LSU football coach Ed Orgeron, however, said he wouldn’t be surprised if Saturday’s game is postponed.
LSU and Florida are scheduled to kick at 4 p.m. ET at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.
An announcement could come from both schools and the SEC later Wednesday when more information comes forward on the latest round of testing from Florida.
If the game is played as scheduled, Florida could be down double-digit starters and reserves and LSU could be without quarterback Myles Brennan who is listed as doubtful after getting banged up in Saturday’s loss at Missouri.