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Lane Kiffin Tests Positive For COVID, Out For Season Opener

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Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach in Monday’s season opener against Louisville.

Kiffin said Saturday morning he developed a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and won’t be traveling with the team to Atlanta.

“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,” Kiffin said. “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.”

Kiffin said it was tough to tell players about his positive test after experiencing symptoms starting Thursday.

Ole Miss said it has not yet decided who will handle the head-coaching duties Monday for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, ESPN reports.

Kiffin said earlier this month that there was a 100% vaccination rate among Ole Miss players, coaches and staff, ESPN reports.

Written by Meg Turner

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