Note Dame coach Brian Kelly says team doctors determined two missteps that led to the outbreak.

“Throughout our entire time together, we had not had one meal where we sat down together,” Kelly said. “Everything was grab and go. We get into our game situation where we have pregame meal together, and that cost us. Big. We had somebody who was asymptomatic, and it spread like wildfire throughout our meeting area where we were eating and then it got guys in contact tracing.”

Kelly also said they thought a player who was vomiting during their Sept. 19 victory over South Florida was suffering from dehydration, but he ultimately tested positive for coronavirus.