Lee Corso reactions pour in during College GameDay at Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
Lee Corso returns to College GameDay at 87 years old. He’s been a staple on the show with analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Rece Davis and Desmond Howard, among others, for many years.
Corso started with ESPN in 1987. Herbstreit and Corso have been a duo on the show for 27 years, and their bond is made very obvious by the way they treat one another on and off set.
The popular analyst brought the famous headgear pick to College GameDay, and he’s an absolute legend because of it. That started in 1996 in the Ohio State vs. Penn State show when he donned Brutus the Buckeye’s head. Throughout his analyst career, Corso is beloved by many fans and his fellow analysts.
In 2009, Corso suffered a stroke, and it certainly changed him — it changes everyone.
“The one thing I was really good at was being spontaneous. I was quick-witted,” Corso told the Gainesville Sun last year. “I lost that with my stroke.”
After 35 years on the pregame show, reactions are pouring in Saturday morning on Corso during College GameDay’s first appearance of the season.
— NASCAR_Scanner (@NascarScanner) September 3, 2022
Man, I love Lee Corso, hate saying this, but it’s time @espn @KirkHerbstreit for him to retire. It’s uncomfortable sometimes on air, I say this respectfully I no it sounds bad…. It just feels wrong putting him out there. Just my opinion
— Jimmy Cracked-Corn (@SuperstarJCC) September 3, 2022
“Lee Corso is a national treasure” – Me, every College GameDay
— Kristen Ahlenius (@AhleniusKristen) September 3, 2022
Reece: “we’re watching the weather in Cbus to keep the fans safe.”
Lee, w mirth: “what about us?”
Lee Corso is a national treasure. #GameDay
— Dr. Erin O’Brien (@Prof_EOB) September 3, 2022
Love him or hate him he has been a college football staple. I have a sad feeling feeling this will be the last season we will see Lee Corso on Gameday.
— TheTruth (@Squatleys) September 3, 2022
I know it’s been said a lot, and I’ll try not to harp on it again this year, but it’s not fair what they are doing to Lee Corso.
I feel so bad for him.
— Nature Friend T-Bone (@DegenerateTBone) September 3, 2022
I am a big Lee Corso fan. It is very difficult to watch him on tv today. He is struggling.
— MoneyMan$$$ (@Stuber32) September 3, 2022
GAMEDAY isn’t what it used to be but Lee Corso still having a place on the show, and Herbie, Pollack and Davis valuing that special relationship, is truly awesome.
Welcome back, College Football Saturday.
— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) September 3, 2022
Lee Corso, love ya man. It’s time tho bud.
— Brad Hawkins (@badger_bradhawk) September 3, 2022
Everyone loves Lee Corso, but it’s time.
— Brock Bagley (@brockbagley) September 3, 2022