ESPN College Gameday analyst Lee Corso received some metaphorical flowers Saturday. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ESPN “GameDay” analyst Lee Corso wiped a tear from his face after watching a 6-minute tribute ahead of the 88-year-old’s 400th headgear pick in Boulder, Colorado.
As the longest-running personality left on ESPN’s flagship college football pregame fixture, there was plenty to say about Corso in the tribute. He is known for putting on the headgear of the school he thinks will win each week as the show closes. The tradition began before any current collegiate player was born, when Corso wore the Brutus Buckeye mascot head on Oct. 5, 1996.
Once the roaring “CORSO” chant died down from Colarado fans, he issued some heartfelt “thank you’s.”
Before ESPN, Corso worked as a collegiate head coach for 15 seasons, making stops at Louisville, Indiana and Northern Illinois. Many coaches recorded segments, reminiscing about his impact on the fan experience over the years.
Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Ohio State’s Ryan Day both reveled in Coro’s longevity. For Alabama’s Nick Saban, it was bout the unpredictability.
“Anytime I’m watching, and you don’t know what he’s going to pick up, that’s all pretty exciting,” he said.
If you have the time and love college football, the full tribute is worth a watch:
It’s not a college football Saturday until Lee Corso makes his headgear pick 🐐
Today we celebrate Coach’s 400th headgear pick by heading down memory lane to revisit some of his best moments. pic.twitter.com/TIlHJmTHpQ
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 16, 2023
After the celebration, Corso was joined by Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson as he made his milestone pick. He selected the Deion Sanders and the Boulders, saying “it’s been 26 years since I picked Colorado.”
The moment is full…
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Publish date : 2023-09-16 16:34:29
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