GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Since the Gators resumed their season following a COVID-19 outbreak on the team last month, they have made opposing defensive coordinators ill.
In wins over Missouri, Georgia and Arkansas, the Gators scored 148 points and rolled up 1,678 yards, an average of 559.3 per game. The Gators face a different kind of challenge this week: their first road trip outside the state since a visit to Texas A&M in early October resulted in more than 30 team members contracting COVID and forcing the program to shut down for two weeks.
In preparation for Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt, Florida has revamped some of its travel procedures to ensure the safest trip possible.
“We’re very defined on where everybody is seated on the plane. Making sure everybody has their mask on at all times on the plane,” Coach Dan Mullen said Monday. “Some of the guys will fall asleep and take it off or one of those deals. Everyone has their mask on; make sure that is always happening in what we’re doing on the plane.”
Florida’s protocols to limit COVID-19 infections produced successful results in the months leading up the trip to Texas A&M. However, in the wake of the 41-38 loss