UConn football: 3 coaches, 2 players test positive for COVID-19

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STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — Five members of the UConn football program, including interim head coach Lou Spanos, tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Friday.

Spanos, along with offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Frank Giufre, tight ends coach Corey Edsall, senior starting left tackle Ryan Van Demark, and freshman offensive lineman Will Meyer all tested positive despite being fully vaccinated.

According to the team, they are all isolating and “doing well.”

Two unnamed, unvaccinated team members were deemed close contacts and immediately quarantined. Everyone else identified as close contacts was fully vaccinated and tested negative multiple times, the team said.

Defensive line coach Dennis Dottin-Carter will take over as acting head coach for this Saturday’s game against UMass. Now in his fifth year on the Huskies’ staff, Dottin-Carter was previously the interim head coach at Delaware for the last five games of the 2016 season.

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Date Opponent Time TV
9/9 @Central Connecticut 6:30pm FS1%
9/13 @ Coppin State Noon FS2
9/17 @ Long Island 6:30pm FS2
9/20 @ Binghamton non FS2
9/24 vs. Auburn 2:30pm ESPN
9/25 vs. Michigan State/Loyola-Chicago TBD ESPN/ ESPN2
9/26 vs. TBD TBD TBD
9/30 @ Maryland-Eastern Shore 7:00pm CBS SN
12/4 @ Grambling State 4:00pm FS2
12/8 @West Virginia TBD TBD
12/11 vs. St. Bonaventure 3:30pm ESPN2
12/18 @ Providence 5:00pm FOX
12/21 @ Marquette 9:00pm FS1
12/28 @ Xavier 7:00pm FS1
1/1 vs. Butler 4:00pm FS1
1/8 @ Seton Hall Noon FOX
1/12 vs. St. John’s 8:30pm FS1
1/15 @ Providence 2:00pm FS1
1/20 @ Butler 9:00pm FS1
1/25 @ Georgetown 8:30pm CBS SN
1/29 @ DePaul 6:30pm FS1
2/1 vs. Creighton 6:30pm FS1
2/5 @ Villanova Noon FOX
2/8 vs. Marquette 6:30pm FS1
2/13 @ St. John’s Noon FOX
2/16 vs. Seton Hall 8:30pm CBS SN
2/19 vs. Xavier noon FOX
2/22 vs. Villanova 8:00pm FS1
2/27 @ Georgetown Noon CBS
3/2 @ Creighton 8:30pm FS1
3/5 vs. DePaul TBD TBD

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