MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After testing constructive for COVID-19 final Thursday, it seems that the Kansas Jayhawks plan to have head coach Les Miles with the staff once they go to West Virginia on Saturday afternoon.
“He’s persevering with to deal with the staff and the teaching employees by way of Zoom,” stated Kansas defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot. “Luckily, with our know-how we’ve got developed over the pandemic, he has been capable of proceed the method as head coach. We’ve got had one apply with out him. That went nicely. Our gamers are motivated. We’re very ready for this week and we stay up for having good practices. And we stay up for having Coach Miles on the recreation Saturday.”
WVU is recent off their second bye week of the season and it will likely be their final one for some time. Their subsequent off week is scheduled between residence video games towards TCU (November 14) and Oklahoma (November 28).
“We have been capable of enhance on some issues we have to enhance on,” stated WVU head coach Neal Brown. “We additionally wanted to get some a lot wanted relaxation as a result of I believe we’re the one staff within the league that performs 5 consecutive video games. It’s a robust stretch.”
West Virginia is closely favored to enhance to 3-1 for the second consecutive season below Brown. He hopes this previous week can go a protracted technique to positive up deficiencies in all three phases of the sport.
“Clearly our punt return staff has not been nearly as good because it must be,” Brown stated. “I believe offensively the final two weeks, we’ve got not thrown the soccer environment friendly sufficient to have the ability to win the video games we’re going to need to win down the stretch right here. We put plenty of time in each of these areas.
“Defensively, we spent plenty of time on tackling. I believe that’s one thing we have to get higher at. Whether or not it’s work that’s going to point out is to be decided. Hopefully on Saturday, we are going to see a few of these enhancements and proceed to point out them as they transfer by means of the yr.”
9 of ten groups within the Huge 12 have performed not less than three video games to this point. Baylor is 1-1 and won’t play Oklahoma State Saturday as scheduled after constructive COVID instances in this system. OSU (3-0) is the one unbeaten staff within the Huge 12. Iowa State (3-0), Kansas State (3-0) and OSU (2-0) are undefeated in league play.
“There may be some unpredictability to it,” Brown stated. “I’ve been saying for a very long time that I believe that the Huge 12 has probably the most parity in any Energy 5 convention. And I don’t imply parity in a foul method. I simply assume that anyone can beat anyone on a given day. I don’t assume that’s the case in among the different energy leagues.”
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West Virginia’s subsequent contest at Texas Tech on October 24 will kickoff at 5:30 p.m. and will likely be televised by ESPN2.