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Kansas football coach Les Miles tests positive for COVID-19

Kansas football coach Les Miles has tested positive for COVID-19, the school confirmed on Thursday.

"I am beginning the isolation process at my home and will continue to fulfill my head coach responsibilities remotely,” Miles said in a statement. “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.”

The Jayhawks (0-3) have a bye this weekend and are scheduled to host Big 12 foe West Virginia on Oct. 17. Athletics director Jeff Long expressed hope Miles will be back on the sidelines for that game.

Kansas coach Les Miles leads his team onto the field before their 2019 game against Indiana State. (Photo: Jay Biggerstaff, USA TODAY Sports)

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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,” Long said. “Kansas Team Health is working through the contact tracing protocols and notifying those individuals that may have been in close contact with him for an extended period of time. We wish Coach a speedy recovery and look forward to getting him back on the field very soon.”

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