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Purdue Head Coach Jeff Brohm Tests Positive for COVID-19


Purdue coach Jeff Brohm tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, the program announced.

"During Purdue’s daily COVID-19 testing on Sunday, Oct. 18, head football coach Jeff Brohm returned a presumed positive result," Purdue said in a statement. "Brohm informed his staff and the team this afternoon and is currently at home in isolation."

Brohm is the latest Power 5 coach to test positive for COVID-19, joining SEC coaches Nick Saban and Dan Mullen. Saban coached the Crimson Tide in a win over Georgia on Saturday after three negative tests, while Mullen and the Gators are slated to return to the field against Missouri on Oct. 31.

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Purdue is slated to open the 2020 season on Oct. 24 as it hosts Iowa. Brohm, who will enter his fifth year with the Boilermakers in 2020, is currently sporting a 17–21 record. Purdue went 4–8 last season after a Music City Bowl appearance in 2018 against Auburn. 

On Monday, Brohm said he has experienced symptoms, such as body aches, chest tightness and feeling abnormally exhausted, following his COVID-19 diagnosis. Co-offensive coordinator Brian Brohm will serve as acting head coach while he self-isolates at home.