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Samford coach sidelined by pneumonia

Birmingham, AL (Sports Network) - Furman isn't Samford head football coach Pat Sullivan's only opponent this week.

The sixth-year coach is taking a few days away from his team while he deals with a bout of pneumonia, the Samford athletics department announced Monday.

Sullivan is hoping to return to his team before Saturday's season-opening home game against Furman.

Sullivan has a 25-30 record at Samford, including last year's 26-21 win at Furman.

The Bulldogs are taking off from practice Monday for the first day of fall semester classes. Their next practice will be held Tuesday afternoon.

08/27 13:59:05 ET