Ole Miss will be without their head coach for their season opener against Louisville on Monday. Lane Kiffin has tested positive for COVID-19 and released a statement shortly after the news, via ESPN.

“I am grateful to be vaccinated and experiencing over mild symptoms. So much so, I debated over being tested, but I’m relieved that I did,” Kiffin said. “I’m proud of our program’s commitment to vaccination, and as a result, there are currently no other cases to report or team members expected to miss the game.”

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As Lane Kiffin mentioned, he is fully vaccinated therefore the virus isn’t hitting him too hard. But, it’s definitely a blow for Ole Miss to be without their head coach. The team has not yet decided to will step into Kiffin’s place in the Chik-Fil-A game in Atlanta.

Kiffin revealed last month that Ole Miss has a full 100% vaccination rate within their program. No players are expected to miss this Louisville game, which is a great sign. Lane Kiffin will be looking to lead the Rebels to a better campaign after going 5-5 last season in his first season in charge. Prior to taking the job at Ole Miss, the 46-year-old was the head coach at Florida Atlantic.