Purdue announced head coach Jeff Brohm returned a presumed positive for COVID-19 on Sunday morning during a daily antigen test.
Brohm informed his staff and team Sunday afternoon and is at home in isolation. Purdue opens its season Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium at 3:30 p.m. against Iowa.
The school said it is awaiting confirmation of Brohm’s positive test via a PCR test. Brohm plans to address the media Monday at 11 a.m. during his weekly scheduled press conference.
Brohm, 49, joins a list of football coaches who have tested positive for the virus this week. Florida football coach Dan Mullen announced on his Twitter account Saturday he tested positive for COVID-19. Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, but after four subsequent negative tests, it was deemed a false positive. Saban returned to the sidelines and coached No. 2 Alabama to a 41-24 win over No. 3 Georgia on Saturday night.