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Kansas football coach Les Miles has Covid-19

The former national champion at LSU and now the Jayhawks head coach is currently in quarantine

Head coach Les Miles of the Kansas Jayhawks coaches from the sidelines during a timeout in the first half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 41-31 over the Kansas Jayhawks. Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images

One of the most popular coaches in college football has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. Les Miles of the Kansas Jayhawks is under quarantine and working from home.

“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.

“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!”

In two years in Lawrence, Miles is 3-12 and KU is 0-3 so far this season.

“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,” said athletic director Jeff Long in a statement. KU has a bye this weekend, and if that timeline holds Miles would not miss a game. That game is scheduled to be in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Miles has a 145-67 record overall in four years at Oklahoma State, 12 years at LSU, and three years at Kansas. He led the LSU Tigers to the 2007 national championship, and his teams played in 15 straight bowl games before he arrived in Lawrence.