College GameDay will feature the legendary Lee Corso for at least a few more years.
Lee Corso is a fixture on ESPN’s College GameDay. He has been with the show since its inception in 1987.
It seems like Corso, who will turn 82 in August, will be around the program for at least two more years. His GameDay co-host Kirk Herbstreit told a crowd at a fundraiser in Louisville that Corso has signed a two-year extension.
Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal has some more info:
Speaking a fundraiser luncheon in Louisville for The Parklands of Floyds Fork, Herbstreit said he has received many questions over the past year from people wondering if Corso would be retiring from the show. But Corso is still going strong, Herbstreit said.
He said he told Corso in a recent phone conversation that he’s “Don Corleone of ‘GameDay’” and that no matter what the length of the contract, “as long as you want to hang out, you’re the show.”
So, it looks like Corso and his headgear will be back at least until 2019.
College GameDay is slated to open the 2017 season at Alabama-Florida State in Atlanta on Sept. 2.