Mike Norvell will not coach against Miami after testing positive for coronavirus

Mike Norvell

Florida State head coach Mike Norvell tests positive for COVID-19

In a statement released by FSU Norvell said his positive test result surprised him, but that the football program has plans in place in case of a positive result among anyone in the program.

Athletic director David Coburn says Norvell is now isolated and the university has already reached out to the ACC commissioner and Miami.

Now on Monday, Florida State has confirmed that Norvell won't be with the team next Saturday at Miami.

Thomsen has 24 years of college coaching experience. Deputy head coach Chris Thomsen will handle head coaching responsibilities in his absence.

The ACC requires testing a minimum of three times a week.

"We've adhered to all our policies and protocols since my positive and going through that process of contact tracing, and I'm really appreciative of the administration and our players and staff for how we operate and what we do to limit that contact in all regards", Norvell said.

The CDC recommends anyone with a positive test isolates themselves for 10 days. Norvell must receive medical clearance before being allowed to return, though coaches and staff are not subject to the battery of heart tests that are required of players to be able to return. "We will continue to test staff and student-athletes as we have been", Coburn said. We have communicated with Commissioner John Swofford and Miami Athletics Director Blake James. He said he doesn't believe the Miami game is in jeopardy. Matthews has recently entered the transfer portal. In it, he said he was lied to about testing and health protocols on multiple occasions. He also said he had spoken with Thompson and they were "moving forward together". Many players threatened to leave the program in the Spring after it was found out that Norvell sent the same copy/paste text to each player instead of talking to them face to face about the racial matters that have been happening in our country.

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