The news just prior to Sam Pittman’s press conference at noon that he tested positive for the Covid-19 virus was just the tip of the iceberg.
LSU-Alabama is now in jeopardy as Tigers coach Ed Orgeron didn’t disclose any numbers, but said players had tested positive and more were out for Saturday’s game as a result of contact tracing.
The only thing that could affect was (maybe) the final score because LSU probably wasn’t going to be a threat to de-rail the Crimson Tide this year if everybody was healthy and on the field.
“It’s going to be challenging with the guys that are out,” Orgeron said at his weekly press conference.
On top of all that, Hurricane Eta is charging through Cuba on Monday afternoon at an estimated 13 miles an hour and is expected to hit southern Florida on Sunday and Monday. Based on their unpredictability, though, it does keep everyone watching the weather to see if it affects the Hogs at Florida on Saturday.
Positive test results and quarantines also forced Auburn and Mississippi State to postpone their matchup Saturday, which is now tentatively set for Dec. 12.
In addition to all of that, Texas A&M cancelled practice Monday after one player and a student worker tested positive after Saturday’s trip to South Carolina.