Over the holiday break, there’s been a fair amount of background chatter about the team’s health, specifically that there are a significant number of kids who are under the weather as the team travels to Miami. What I can’t get a good handle on is whether that’s due to COVID, good ol’ fashioned flu, or something else.
In any event, where there’s smoke, there’s head counting to see who stepped off the planes/buses upon arrival.
Hard to say how serious this is — I would assume since it sounds like a significant majority of the team showed up that it’s not anywhere near the point of cancelling the game, which has happened now to something like four bowls already — but it’s worth keeping an eye on. No doubt Ron Courson’s got his hands full this week. Hell, he may be the most important person on Smart’s staff right now.