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ESPN's Lee Corso Won't Pick Auburn On College GameDay Because He's Not Allowed To Wear Aubie's Head

Lee Corso's headgear pick is a College GameDay tradition, but don't expect him to pick the Auburn Tigers any time soon. During a panel at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Corso revealed the reason why he has never donned mascot Aubie's head.

">August 3, 2015

David Reynolds, who served as head Aubie from 1991-92 according to the mascot's Wikipedia page, expanded on the rule on Twitter.

">@MorganOnAir

@MorganOnAir@colecubelic Strict mascot rule - only the Aubies can be Aubie

— David Reynolds (@Aubie_13) August 3, 2015

">@colecubelic Strict mascot rule - only the Aubies can be Aubie

— David Reynolds (@Aubie_13)

@MorganOnAir@colecubelic Strict mascot rule - only the Aubies can be Aubie

— David Reynolds (@Aubie_13) August 3, 2015

">August 3, 2015

">@MorganOnAir

@MorganOnAir@colecubelic Strict mascot rule - only the Aubies can be Aubie

— David Reynolds (@Aubie_13) August 3, 2015

">@colecubelic Maintains character of Aubie. Also, no matter what, no talking once suit is on.

— David Reynolds (@Aubie_13)

@MorganOnAir@colecubelic Maintains character of Aubie. Also, no matter what, no talking once suit is on.

— David Reynolds (@Aubie_13) August 3, 2015

">August 3, 2015

It should be noted that Corso has chosen Auburn in the past. In 2013, he wore an AU helmet while picking the then-unranked Tigers to beat No. 24 Ole Miss at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

">@CollegeGameDay: "Auburn is going to upset Ole Miss" - Lee Corso pic.twitter.com/VIp7seLwOO

— Mobile Auburn Club (@mobileauclub)

Check! @CollegeGameDay: "Auburn is going to upset Ole Miss" - Lee Corso pic.twitter.com/VIp7seLwOO

— Mobile Auburn Club (@mobileauclub) October 6, 2013

">October 6, 2013

Corso's call was right. Auburn won the game 30-22, and wound up running the table the rest of the season before losing to Florida State in the BCS National Championship. If GameDay heads to Auburn this year, we'll have to see if Corso's willing to go against his rule.