Jayhawks & # 39; Miles assessments constructive for COVID-19


Kansas Jayhawk's trainer Les Miles has tested positive for COVID-19, the university said on Thursday.

Miles, 66, found out about his positive test Thursday and began isolating in his home. He will continue to perform his head coaching duties remotely without participating in the team's upcoming exercises.

"Although I will not be physically able to attend training for the time being, I will use the technology available for remote work to keep in touch during staff meetings, meetings with players, etc." Said Miles. "Thank you for your prayers and support in advance. I look forward to fighting this virus and to be back with my team in person soon."

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Kansas is absent this week before returning to West Virginia on October 17th.

"At this point in time, we believe [Miles] can continue to serve as head coach," Kansas sporting director Jeff Long said in a prepared statement. "Based on the other test results, no other coaches tested positive. As long as Coach Miles doesn't develop symptoms or has a fever, we assume he can coach the game in West Virginia on October 17th."

Jeff Long of Kansas AD said the test was confirmed through surveillance testing and health officials went through contact tracing logs.

"We wish Coach a speedy recovery and look forward to having him back on the field soon," said Long.

Miles is the second FBS trainer to announce a positive COVID-19 test this week, joining Kevin Sumlin of Arizona. Toledo's Jason Candle, Mike Norvell of the state of Florida and Blake Anderson of the state of Arkansas have all recovered from the virus.

Kansas are 3-0 in Miles' second season as coach, after a 9-3 record last season. Miles is a total of 145-67 as the college head coach with a 2007 national championship at LSU, two SEC championships, and 14 bowl appearances.