Kansas Jayhawks head coach Les Miles, who once played for the University of Michigan under head coach Bo Schembechler, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Miles, 66, learned of the diagnosis on Thursday, and plans on continuing his coaching duties while he quarantines in his home.
“Although I will not physically be able to attend practice for the time being, I will be using the technology available for remote working to stay connected during staff meetings, meetings with players, etc.” Miles said. “Thank you for your prayers and support in advance. I look forward to beating this virus and returning back to be with my team in person very soon.”
“At this time, we believe [Miles] will be able to continue to perform his head coaching duties,” Kansas athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement. “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 scheduled to play West Virginia on October 17.
Miles has won a national championship with Louisiana in 2007, and has won two SEC titles along with appearing in 14 Bowl games.
– – Quotes via Adam Wittenberg of ESPN Link – –
Tennessee Titans reportedly broke NFL off-campus workout protocol
The Tennessee Titans are likely about to face some massive discipline from the National Football League.
After their training facility was closed due to an outbreak of COVID-19, several players on the team including QB Ryan Tannehill held a private workout Montgomery Bell Academy after being forbidden by the NFL to conduct any off-campus activities.
Students at the private school said they saw a group of football players, later identified as members of the Titans.
Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky reported the following:
“A group of Titans worked out at Montgomery Bell Academy on Sept. 30 despite an NFL directive not to hold such get-togethers while team headquarters was closed because of a COVID-19 outbreak, according to sources who saw players there.