Arkansas football head coach positive for COVID-19

Published: Nov. 9, 2020 at 1:45 PM EST
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ar. (WVLT/CBS) - Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, according to a release from The University of Arkansas and a CBS Sports report.

Officials said Pittman was asymptomatic and in self-isolation.

The Vols played Arkansas Saturday in Fayetteville. Images show Jeremy Pruitt in close proximity to Pittman during the game.

Defensive Coordinator Barry Odom is expected to serve as interim coach during the game against Florida set for Saturday, November 14.

The University of Tennessee has not yet released a statement about whether Coach Pruitt is being considered a close contact.

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