Les Miles Tests Positive for Covid-19

Les Miles, the head coach of Kansas football, has tested positive for Covid-19.

“Today, I was notified that I have tested positive for COVID-19. 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. Thank you for your prayers and support in advance. I look forward to beating this virus and returning back to be with my team in person very soon. Rock Chalk!”

“Coach Miles has tested positive for COVID-19 through our surveillance testing,” Kansas AD Jeff Long added. “At this time, we believe he will be able to continue to perform his head coaching duties. 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. 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.”

Kansas plays West Virginia this Saturday and Kansas State next week.

Miles is at least the fifth FBS coach to test positive for Covid-19 during the season; others who tested positive include Mike Norvell (Florida State), Kevin Sumlin (Arizona), Blake Anderson (Arkansas State), and Jason Candle (Toledo).

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. When does the twitter mob take him down? For getting sick. For being stupid and getting sick b

    You know … the way they take someone down for getting AIDS.

    Or the way they take someone down for getting COPD.

    ….or … cancer. 🤔

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