(AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Florida State has announced that head coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID.

In his absence, deputy head coach Chris Thomsen (a former head coach at FCS Abilene Christian) will take over the head coaching responsibilities.

Norvell provided the following statement:

“In our most recent round of Covid testing yesterday, I received a positive result after being negative in our previous two tests this week. My wife and daughter were tested this morning with negative results but are quarantining. My result was surprising to me, but we have prepared for a potential positive result among anyone in our program and we will put that plan in place while I am away. I will remain involved remotely as much as possible to help our team continue to prepare. Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will handle in-person head coaching duties until I am able to return. I’m grateful to the administration, players and staff for their commitment to the protocols we have in place, which have helped us limit contact with others and allowed us to continue moving forward.”

The Seminoles are off this week, and are set to play Miami next weekend. Norvell will not coach in that game.

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