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The Florida Gators announced five positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday afternoon and have paused all team workouts ahead of Saturday's game vs. LSU.

The UF Health and the athletic department's sports medicine staff are expected to re-evaluate the situation on Wednesday. Per FloridaGators.com:
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The University of Florida football team has experienced an increase in positive COVID tests among players this week. Out of an abundance of caution, team activities are paused as of Tuesday afternoon.

Head coach Dan Mullen has been in communication with football players and their parents, and I have had conversations with the Southeastern Conference office, last week's opponent Texas A&M, and this week's opponent LSU.

These circumstances will be re-evaluated by UF Health and the athletic department's sports medicine staff Wednesday.
If Saturday's game is postponed, both schools could possibly reschedule on December 12 which is the weekend before the SEC Championship. LSU's other bye week on November 7 is when Florida plays Georgia.
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Typical
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If game is rescheduled and Florida needs to win to get in championship game. frickem Lsu doesn't need to play.
Reply13 days
LSU can have some of their own positive tests at that point. JBE can easily make that happen. 2 can play that game.
13 days
They have watched film. Not worried about Us
Reply13 days
I blame China
Reply13 days
It’s always Florida wanting to reschedule LSU week. Florida is a pain in the ass.
Reply13 days
For what? A virus that doesn’t kill anyone in their age group? I’m going by the CDC
Reply13 days
A virus that does kill some in their age group, especially when obese. A virus that they may bring home to kill grandma and grandpa and further the spread throughout their community killing a significant number of at risk people.
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The VAST majority of people who contract covid show mild to no symptoms at all regardless of age group. The number of deaths that we use is padded as there is a financial incentive for covid positives. We have no idea how many people have actually died from covid but most sources agree that anywhere from 15-30% of the numbers we have are total bull shite. The number of deaths in people who had no comorbidities, in any other scenario, would represent a statistical anomaly. The only reason we feel so strongly about it is because no other virus in the history of man has been sensationalized in the media like this one.
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Show up or forfeit
Reply13 days
We could use that win for the committee ??
13 days
can we just reschedule the season for next year?
Reply13 days
Here we go
Reply13 days
Fear
Reply13 days
So I guess they won't be filling up the stadium??? Douche bags!
Reply13 days
Don’t they know our defensive backs socially distance from the receivers
Reply13 days
Game over. Bye week.
Reply13 days
After reviewing LSU game film Merlins decided practice was not needed
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So every time this season that a team is short handed because of Covid, the other team needs to reschedule the game to accommodate the one with positive players?!
Reply13 days
Nah man we have backup teams.
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Just 2 days ago Mullen requested the school president to allow a packed stadium. I guess karma hit him back!
Reply13 days
Exactly what I was thinking!
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They just trying to make us look worse with players out, if they beat our ass.
Reply13 days
LMAO.. GOOD ONE!
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AMac
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Excuses, excuses, excuses They don’t want no part of Bo Pelini’s defense.
Reply13 days
Neither does the LSU players.
13 days
Talk about dogging a bullet!
Reply13 days
Type error, “dodging”.
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And yet they will still have WRs wide open with no LSU DB within 20 yards. Here comes another 600+ yards of offense for GO GATA
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