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Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Oct 18, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm has tested positive for COVID-19, the university announced on Sunday.

The announcement comes just days before Purdue's first game of the year, scheduled for Saturday at home against Iowa.

The university said the presumptive positive test came during Purdue's daily COVID-19 testing on Sunday. Brohm's positive result came via an antigen test. Brohm received a second positive test Monday and he will be off the sideline for Purdue's opener.

Purdue said Brohm informed his staff and the team on Sunday afternoon and is currently at home in isolation. No Purdue players have tested positive, and Brohm said he will have to monitor the team from home for the next 10 days.

Purdue's season is set to start on Saturday, along with the rest of the Big Ten Conference, which initially canceled the fall season back in August, before later deciding to conduct a shortened season against conference opponents only.