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Lane Kiffin tests positive for Covid, won’t coach Ole Miss versus Louisville

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An interesting development from Oxford.

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Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin announced Saturday morning that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be accompanying his team to Atlanta for Monday night’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Louisville.

“I am disappointed to confirm that I have developed a breakthrough case of COVID and will not accompany our team to Atlanta,” Kiffin said in a statement. “I am grateful to be vaccinated and experiencing only mild symptoms. So much so, I debated over being tested; but I’m relieved that I did. I’m proud of our program’s commitment to vaccination and as a result there are currently no other cases to report or team members expected to miss the game. We will continue to monitor our team closely and take responsible measures if any symptoms arise.”

The Cardinals and Rebels are set to kickoff at 8 p.m. Monday night from inside Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. ESPN will have the television coverage.

Ole Miss is currently a 10-point favorite over U of L.