Longtime ESPN college football analyst and former coach Lee Corso returned to the set of the network’s popular “College GameDay” show on Saturday after a one-year absence due to COVID-19 concerns.
Corso had been on the show last season, but did so in a remote setting, broadcasting from his home in Orlando, Florida. ESPN helped welcome Corso, 86, by building elaborate sets and sending him the mascot heads he sadly wears to make his picks for this week’s slate marquee match.
Corso has been an institution in college football, especially at the end of every show when he reveals his choice while donning a team’s headgear. He did it for the first time on October 10. On December 5, 1996, he chose the state of Ohio over Penn State by sporting the head of the mascot Brutus Buckeye.
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“College GameDay,” which travels the country to highlight interesting and prominent venues for college football games, took place in Atlanta, outside of Center Parc Stadium, ahead of Saturday night’s game in North Carolina and Alcorn State.
Next week, GameDay will be in Charlotte, NC for the top-ten game between ACC champion and perennial playoff contender Clemson and Georgia, who are also set to compete for the final four spots.