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Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin tests positive for COVID-19, will not travel for season opener

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin tests positive for COVID-19, will not travel for season opener

OXFORD, Miss. — When Ole Miss takes the field against Louisville Monday night in Atlanta, the Rebels will do so without head coach Lane Kiffin on the sidelines. Kiffin announced via Twitter Saturday morning he has tested positive for COVID-19.

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.

Statement from Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin

Evelyn Van Pelt
Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

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Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

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