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The Texas Tech athletics department announced Thursday that Red Raiders football coach Matt Wells has tested positive for COVID-19 and returned home to self-isolate.

Wells will work remotely leading up to Tech’s home game at noon ET Saturday against Kansas. Assuming Wells can not be present at Jones AT&T Stadium, defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will assume the head coach’s duties for the game.

“He will remain in the Big 12’s testing guidelines in order to confirm the

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