Ole Miss football is having problems with COVID-19.
After multiple sources reported the news, head coach Lane Kiffin confirmed it.
“For the first time, we are having an issue with that,” Kiffin said at a press conference. “I’m not going to get into the numbers. It’s very difficult moving people around, and we’re already beat up to from high play count Saturday versus great team.”
The Rebels are scheduled to take on the University of Arkansas Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Fayetteville, Arkansas. If the game needs to be postponed, it will have to be done by Friday.
Most of the Rebels key players, including quarterback Matt Corral and wide receiver Elijah Moore, were at practice Wednesday, a positive sign for Ole Miss. The Rebels are 1-2 and are expected to win Saturday’s game if COVID-19 doesn’t force multiple players to sit it out.
An announcement on whether Ole Miss will play this week can be expected no later than tomorrow.