Kansas Jayhawks coach Les Miles, who introduced on Oct. eight that he had examined constructive for the coronavirus, won’t journey with the workforce to West Virginia for Saturday’s sport, it was introduced Friday.
Miles, 66, stated he was cleared to journey, however “after a lot consideration and a number of other in-depth conversations with the medical workforce, our teaching employees, and Kansas Athletics administration,” he made the choice to not make the journey.
Joshua Eargle will function the Jayhawks’ interim coach towards the Mountaineers.
Miles, who continued to deal with his head-coaching obligations remotely whereas isolating at house, stated his 10-day quarantine ended Friday morning. The college stated Miles skilled solely minor signs throughout that point.
“There’s an excessive amount of nonetheless unknown about this virus for me to really feel 100% assured that I will not transmit it to somebody who comes into shut contact with me on the workforce constitution, resort or on the sport Saturday,” Miles stated in his assertion.
“As we proceed to work our means by way of this pandemic, nothing is extra necessary than the well being and security of our gamers, coaches and employees that make up this nice workforce. As the top coach, it’s as much as me to set the fitting instance for our student-athletes, and that’s what I’m doing with this choice by not touring with the workforce.”
Miles informed his teaching employees and gamers of his choice Friday morning.
Eargle has earlier head teaching expertise at East Texas Baptist College. He is at present the Jayhawks’ tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.
ESPN’s Chris Low contributed to this report.