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Blake Anderson announces he tested positive for COVID

Just days after a big win for his program over Kansas State, Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson tested positive for COVID-19 and has recovered in the weeks since.

Anderson shared yesterday with Arkansas Online that the test came back positive just four days before they were scheduled to take on Central Arkansas (FCS) and he began feeling sick on that Monday (September 14th), and didn't attend his regularly scheduled press conference later that day.

On Tuesday the 15th, the program learned of position group that was showing symptoms of COVID and the school had decided to cancel the game. The next day, Anderson got tested, and learned that he had tested positive.

"I tested positive and ran a fever for 10 days," Anderson shared with Arkansas Online. "I know that's going to take a lot of people by surprise, I didn't announce it like Mike Norvell did, but at the time there were a lot of other things going on and we knew we weren't going to be playing."

Anderson and Norvell are the only two FBS head coaches (so far) who have shared publicly that they tested positive for the virus.

After having to cancel games against Central Arkansas and Tulsa these past few weeks, the Red Wolves are scheduled to get back on the field this weekend against Coastal Carolina on Saturday at noon EST.

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