Ole Miss football tackling COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin announced Wednesday that a number of players have tested positive for COVID-19, but so far he has not said how many.

FOX13 reached out to the Ole Miss Athletic Department to find out exactly how many players have tested positive.

Practice continued on Thursday. FOX13 saw players practicing. At least two large squads of football players were visible on the practice field.

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Carrissa McDonald an Ole Miss fan from Nashville stopped to watch practice. She says ‘Play on!’

“I think the players that have it should be benched, but the rest of them play on and play through it and they will be better in ten days," McDonald said. "I think that these kids that already have it haven’t had any real serious cases, so let them play on and get herd immunity.”

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There are 28 current active cases of coronavirus on the Ole Miss campus. A total of 21 student cases, 7 staff, and zero faculty cases, according to the university.

McDonald told FOX13 she plans on going to the Ole Miss/Arkansas game this weekend in Fayetteville and she already has tickets.

“Huge SEC fan and excited to watch some good football this weekend and have a little normality in our lives,” she said.

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