It sounds as though Jeff Brohm won’t be the only Purdue staffer not on the sidelines for the Boilermakers this weekend, as the team opens the season by hosting Iowa on Saturday.

Thursday night, Brohm said that Purdue will not have a full staff for Saturday’s game against Iowa. However, the head coach did not mention specific numbers, or who would not be in attendance for the season opener.

Brohm tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. He will be forced to miss a minimum of 10 days, which includes Saturday’s game against the Hawkeyes. If he tests negative and does not have any symptoms of the virus, he can return to the team after the 10-day wait.

Taking over as acting head coach is co-offensive coordinator Brian Brohm, who will be calling plays for the Boilermakers. Purdue has filed an appeal in an attempt to allow Jeff Brohm to be able to have contact with the coaches box Saturday, but there’s still been no ruling.

Brohm did say that he expects to be back for Purdue’s Week 2 game against Illinois in Champaign. He also says he’ll be watching the Boilermakers from his home Saturday.