In a Sunday night news conference, Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn said the team is battling COVID-19 issues after 9 players tested positive last week:

Players have to sit out at least 17 days after a positive test:

And the team is without 16 total players for practice this week:

He didn’t get specific, but said the cases are among two position groups:

He also said “there’s not one event” as the cause of the outbreak:

The team only practiced once last week:

And they haven’t practiced at all since Tuesday:

Goals for the week? “To practice”:

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