The primary late scratch within the opening faculty soccer weekend is a major one.
Lane Kiffin has a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and can miss Ole Miss’ season opener Monday in opposition to Louisville.
In an announcement on Saturday, the Rebels head coach mentioned he’s “grateful to be vaccinated” and experiencing delicate signs after he was hesitant initially about getting the jab.
“I’m pleased with our program’s dedication to vaccination, and consequently, there are presently no different circumstances to report or group members anticipated to overlook the sport,” Kiffin mentioned.
Kiffin, in his second 12 months with the college, has mentioned the Rebels’ group has reached 100% vaccination. Ole Miss performs in a state that’s 38% totally vaccinated, among the many worst within the nation.
Kiffin appeared on ESPN’s “School GameDay” and mentioned he had examined constructive for the coronavirus about two days in the past. He was dissatisfied — “didn’t go anyplace however the workplace and residential,” he mentioned — however enormously relieved nobody, together with quarterback Matt Corral, whom he’s round usually, has to sit down out as a detailed contact as a result of everyone seems to be vaccinated.
Ole Miss mentioned it’s not certain but who will deal with the head-coaching duties in opposition to Louisville in Atlanta.