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More and more SEC football programs dealing with COVID-19

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Mizzou and Vanderbilt was the first SEC matchup to get postponed due to COVID-19, as a result of the Commodores not meeting the minimum number of scholarship players available.

However, on Wednesday, more and more schools within the conference announced their own troubles with COVID-19.

The SEC decided to postpone Florida's meeting with LSU, after reports say more than 19 players tested positive for the virus.

As of now, Mizzou football is scheduled to make the trip down to Gainesville on October 24.

Later on Wednesday, Alabama football announced that head coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19.

The No. 2 Crimson Tide was set to No. 3 Georgia on Saturday. There is no word, yet, on the how the matchup will be affected.

In a statement, Saban said he does not have any symptoms yet.

"I informed our team of my positive test at 2 P.M. today on a Zoom call and let them know offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will oversee preparations at the complex while I work from home," he said.

Alabama met Eli Drinkwitz and company on week one, however, there were no positive tests at that time.

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Nathalie Jones

Nathalie reports on both news and sports for ABC17. She started working at the station in June 2020.

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