Texas Longhorns halt practice due to COVID-19 protocols

By Field Level Media
Oct 5, 2019; Morgantown, WV, USA; Texas Longhorns helmets sit in the tunnel at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Texas has paused spring football practice because of COVID-19 protocols.

A school statement said players will take part in virtual meetings on Thursday and that practices “will not take place for the next several days.”

Spring practice began Tuesday under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian. The Longhorns finished 7-3 last season but fired coach Tom Herman, who had a 32-18 record over four seasons.

The Orange-White spring game remains tentatively scheduled for April 24.

Tennessee, Duke and Ohio State are among the teams to have halted football activities in recent weeks because of COVID-19 protocols.

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