Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm has tested positive for the coronavirus joining a list of eight other college football coaches who have contracted the virus.
According to a statement issued by the Purdue athletic department, Brohm is awaiting a second test to confirm the initial result and is isolating at his home.
He is expected to speak with reporters during his regularly scheduled Zoom call Monday morning.
The Boilermakers are scheduled to host Iowa in their season opener Saturday when the Big Ten Conference begins its virus-delayed, eight-game, conference-only season.
The other eight major-college football coaches known to have tested positive for COVID-19 include Florida’s Dan Mullen, Alabama’s Nick Saban, Florida State’s Mike Norvell, Arizona’s Kevin Sumlin and Kansas’ Les Miles. Saban was cleared to coach the Crimson Tide on Saturday, three days after a false positive test.
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*returned after 3 negatives
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 18, 2020
Source: Associated Press