The Florida Gators are resuming football activities, and they’re already showcasing their new “throwback” uniforms for this weekend’s game against Missouri.
But Dan Mullen isn’t about to divulge any kind of details about the Gators’ overall roster health as the program returns from a nearly two-week moratorium following a COVID-19 outbreak infecting approximately 20 players and multiple members of the coaching staff, including Mullen.
“We’ll see; I’m not going to get into the specifics of that,” Mullen said in his Monday press conference when asked about Florida’s ability to return at or near full-strength.
Mullen emphasized the Gators would have the requisite number of players established by the Southeastern Conference — 53 healthy scholarship athletes — but declined additional specifics as his team works back from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Florida has not played since suffering its first loss of the season Oct. 10 at Texas A&M. By the ensuing Wednesday, as first it was revealed 19 Gators had tested positive for the coronavirus, the Southeastern Conference was postponing Florida’s game against LSU and also reworking multiple other games on the league schedule.
The Gators, Mullen shared, did have an additional player test positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
Mullen previously said he was forced to quarantine in his home after he tested positive for the virus; he said he remained in both his bedroom and office while the rest of his family was in other areas of their home.
The Gators earlier on Monday unveiled their 1960s throwback uniforms for this weekend’s homecoming game in The Swamp against Missouri (7:30 p.m., SEC Network).