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Texas A&M pauses practice activity after positive COVID cases

Could this weekend’s game be in jeopardy?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Texas A&M at LSU Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s been a heavy news day on the COVID front for the SEC, and it could end up affecting Tennessee this time around. Texas A&M has paused practice after “a couple of positive tests,” Jimbo Fisher announced today.

Tennessee and Texas A&M are scheduled to play in Knoxville on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. ET.

According to the University, one student-athlete and one student worker have tested positive. Both made the trip to South Carolina over the weekend.

Additionally, Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman tested positive this morning for COVID-19. This is obviously notable for Tennessee after playing in Fayetteville over the weekend.

LSU is also battling a COVID outbreak this week ahead of a matchup with Alabama this weekend.

Mississippi State and Auburn have already postponed their matchup this week.

The SEC has already moved the schedule around a few times, shifting games around after outbreaks at Florida and Vanderbilt. It’s entirely possible that we could see the league take similar action here with Tennessee-Texas A&M and Alabama-LSU.

The SEC left an open date in between the final week of the season and the SEC Championship Game with hopes of adding flexibility to the schedule. If Tennessee-Texas A&M is moved, it will go to that week.

Stay tuned for those updated test results coming out of College Station.