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Florida coach Dan Mullen tests positive for coronavirus

Mullen says he has experienced 'mild to no symptoms'
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Posted at 6:51 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 19:13:39-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Mullen said Saturday on Twitter that his initial positive result was confirmed by a second test.

The third-year Gators coach said he has experienced "mild to no symptoms."

"I am proud of how our players, staff and campus community have navigated this unprecedented time and hope all continue to be safe," he said.

Mullen's announcement came one week after he repeatedly said he wanted 90,000 fans packed inside Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium amid a pandemic.

The 10th-ranked Gators had at least 21 players and coaches test positive for the coronavirus earlier this week, an outbreak that prompted the Southeastern Conference to postpone Florida's next two games.