Lee Corso is a beloved figure for his role with ESPN’s College GameDay, and he showed why this morning.
Today is the 20th anniversary of Corso’s famous head gear picks, which began with a game at Ohio State. Kirk Herbstreit’s wife, a former Buckeye cheerleader, was able to gain use of Brutus Buckeye’s head, and history was made.
ESPN ran an awesome feature on the popular tradition.
20 years of headgear. Here's to the legend, Lee Corso. https://t.co/J8zfGxvsD9
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 8, 2016
After the video ran, Corso teared up, thanking ESPN for sticking with him through the years, even after the stroke he suffered in 2009. Texas A&M broke out in “Corso” chants, and the entire thing became a pretty special moment.
— Skye Underwood (@SkyeUnderwood) October 8, 2016
Lee Corso’s enthusiasm for college football is one of the things that makes College GameDay such a great show every week. We hope he continues to do his headgear picks as long as he wants. We’re sure the brass at ESPN feel the same way, especially after seeing the reaction he received in College Station.