Big Ten coach tests positive for COVID heading into league's opening weekend
The first game week of B1G football is finally here, but Purdue may enter its opening game without head coach Jeff Brohm on the sideline.
The university announced Sunday that Brohm has tested positive for COVID-19 via an antigen test and is awaiting results on a test to confirm that positive result. For now, Brohm is in isolation and would likely be ineligible to coach in Saturday’s opener if the test is confirmed.
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Nick Saban’s positive test earlier in the week was a major storyline heading into Saturday, but his confirmation tests all came back negative as he was cleared to coach in the big win over Georgia. Should Brohm be ineligible to coach in the opening game, it will be a big blow to the Boilermakers going up against Iowa to start the 2020 season.