All across the country universities are announcing positive tests of COVID-19 left and right, putting college football on a thin piece of ice. While programs continue to extend maximum effort to provide safety precautions in their facilities all across campus, we're still seeing the virus poke through.
Throughout the weeks from August 20-September 2, UK tested 402 student-athletes and 306 staff members, in which 14 players and 7 staff came back positive for the coronavirus.
While no names have been released yet of who fall into those categories, Mark Stoops told the media Saturday afternoon that there have been position groups within his team that have been affected by it. “We’re getting thin at certain positions and so we do have to look at that and alter some of the scrimmage today."
Mark Stoops didn't seem to spend much time on this topic, so I don't believe there are serious worries going around with the football team. If any of the starters or impact players had COVID, I don't think that secret would be kept quite long around Lexington.
Stoops did say he is pleased with what he is seeing from their third preseason practice scrimmage, and that he likes what he's seeing from his team. "I’m very pleased with getting it in and getting some live action, getting some more looks, getting Terry (Wilson) under center again, taking those snaps and continuing to get the rust off; overall a very productive day.”
Kentucky is set to travel down to Jordan Hare-Stadium in less than two weeks to take on the Auburn Tigers for game one of the season.
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