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Florida Gators Halt All Football Activities Until Monday Because Of Coronavirus

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The Florida Gators won’t be back on a football field until next week at the earliest.

According to Alex Scarborough, head coach Dan Mullen announced Wednesday that the football program has suspended activities until Monday. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The decision comes after more than 50 players are reportedly out because of coronavirus testing and contact tracing.

Mullen also tested positive for coronavirus.

The good news for Florida is that they don’t play this weekend, and their next game isn’t until Oct. 31 against Missouri.

So, if there was ever a time to shut things down, it’s right now knowing that there’s no game this weekend.

 

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By shutting things down instead of waiting, it allows the Gators a nice cushion in case things temporarily get worse.

If they wait until next week to make this call and anything goes wrong, then the Missouri game is also at risk of not happening.

 

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Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that Florida figures this situation out sooner than later. The last thing we need is more games being postponed.