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Kansas Coach Les Miles Tests Positive for COVID-19

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Kansas

Kansas football coach Les Miles announced he tested positive for COVID-19 in a statement through the University.

“I am beginning the isolation process at my home,” Miles stated in a release from KU, “and will continue to fulfill my head coach responsibilities remotely.”

KU athletic director Jeff Long said in the statement, “At this time, we believe he will be able to continue to perform his head coaching duties. Based on the other test results, no other coaches tested positive. As long as Coach Miles does not develop symptoms or have a fever, we anticipate he will be able to coach the West Virginia game on Oct. 17.”


Kansas is coming off a loss to Oklahoma State and is off this weekend before going to West Virginia next weekend.

Miles becomes the second FBS head coach this season to announce a positive COVID-19 test, along with Arizona’s Kevin Sumlin. Prior to the season starting, Toledo’s Jason Candle, Arkansas State coach Blake Andersen and Florida State coach Mike Norvell have also all had positive tests.

Miles made a public appearance Wednesday evening in Lawrence for his weekly radio show where he said he had a cold. KU didn’t announce whether there were any new COVID-19 cases among its players during the latest round of testing.

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