The coronavirus problems with Florida’s football program are reportedly much worse than initially thought.
According to G. Allan Taylor, 29 members of the team are out because of positive tests and contact tracing, and “most of the impacted players are on scholarship.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
When news first broke about Florida’s issues, the number was reported as low as five.
A source told The Athletic the Gators have 29 players sidelined — 19 who tested positive, and another 10 who face mandatory quarantines based upon being exposed. Most of the impacted players are on scholarship.https://t.co/aEMvQQnuyo
— G. Allan Taylor (@GAllanTaylor) October 14, 2020
There is absolutely no way the game against LSU takes place at this rate. I simply don’t see it happening if the Gators are missing 29 players.
Once you take into account that the majority are scholarship players, the Gators need to do whatever is necessary to make sure the game is postponed.
It’s crazy how quickly it descended into chaos at Florida. We’re not even 24 hours removed from the first reported positive tests, and things quickly escalated