New coach Steve Sarkisian’s first spring training session in Texas hit the pause button.
Texas announced late Wednesday that it was stopping spring exercise “as a result of student athletes under the influence of the COVID-19 protocol.”
Here is a statement issued by Texas Athletics:
“Due to the abundance of caution, Texas Football will stop spring training as a result of student athletes under the influence of the COVID-19 protocol. Longhorn medical staff will monitor the situation, and testing for COVID-19 will continue as the plan for some team activities is reviewed, but all meetings on Thursday will be virtual and team practices will not be held for the next few days, starting tomorrow’s scheduled morning training. “
According to 247Sports, positive tests occurred among defenders and defensive line players.
The school said the COVID-19 trial will continue and a plan to continue the practice is being considered.
Until then, all scheduled workouts starting Thursday are excluded, the school said, and the team will only meet virtually. Texas has just finished its second spring Wednesday training session.
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