Brohm to miss Purdue opener vs Iowa after 2nd positive test

In this photo taken on Sept. 14, 2019, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm yells to an official during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against TCU in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday. One big advantage for the Boilermakers: Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State don't appear on the schedule. They open the season by hosting Iowa on Oct. 24.

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.

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