Miami shall be with out at the very least one participant towards Louisville on Saturday in keeping with Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
“An individual concerned in UM program mentioned at the very least 1 UM participant shouldn’t be touring to Louisville due to a COVID-19 difficulty,” Jackson wrote on Twitter. “I’ve not confirmed if a 2nd participant can also be not touring. Sport continues to be on at this level. UM’s coverage is to not touch upon what number of -if any -players have virus.”
Jackson shortly added that the person who did not journey is a “rotation participant.”
Miami’s official Twitter account posted pictures of the workforce leaving Coral Gables at 2:48 p.m. ET on Friday. Gamers that had been identifiable within the publish embody: quarterback D’Eriq King, defensive lineman Nesta Silvera, security Amari Carter and cornerback DJ Ivey.
Manny Diaz outlined his plan earlier within the week when it got here to stopping an outbreak.
“Simply maintaining our gamers round our gamers,” Diaz mentioned on Tuesday. “No completely different than now we have. We had been in a lodge final week. So inns a lodge. However simply ensuring we do not intermix with different people who find themselves within the lodge. The closest factor we will create to an precise bubble is basically within the 24 to 36 hours earlier than kickoff. So now we have slightly little bit of expertise with that in our house lodge final week.”
Diaz later shared the message he has had for his workforce for the reason that pandemic began.
“I point out it each single week, we inform our gamers each week, ‘We’re solely nearly as good as our subsequent check.’ That is why now we have to proceed to be diligent in all of our actions,” Diaz mentioned.
Miami is at present a 2.5-point underdog to Louisville in keeping with William & Hill Sportsbook. The No. 17 ranked Hurricanes (1-0) rolled the No. 18 ranked Cardinals (1-0) final season at Onerous Rock Stadium profitable 52-27 after then-UM quarterback Jarren Williams tied a single-game faculty document with six landing passes.
Miami and Louisville are set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET below the lights of Cardinal Stadium. The sport shall be televised by ABC.
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