ESPN “Faculty GameDay” analyst Lee Corso wiped a tear from his face after watching a six-minute tribute forward of the 88-year-old’s four-hundredth headgear choose in Boulder, Colorado.
Because the longest-running persona left on ESPN’s flagship school soccer pregame fixture, there was a lot to say about Corso within the tribute. He’s identified for placing on the headgear of the college he thinks will win every week because the present closes. The custom started earlier than any present collegiate participant was born, when Corso wore the Brutus Buckeye mascot head on Oct. 5, 1996.
As soon as the roaring “CORSO” chant died down from Colorado followers, he issued some heartfelt thanks’s.
Earlier than ESPN, Corso labored as a collegiate head coach for 15 seasons, making stops at Louisville, Indiana and Northern Illinois. Many coaches recorded segments, reminiscing about his influence on the fan expertise over time.
Georgia’s Kirby Good and Ohio State’s Ryan Day each reveled in Corso’s longevity. For Alabama’s Nick Saban, it was concerning the unpredictability.
“Anytime I’m watching, and also you don’t know what he’s going to choose up, that’s all fairly thrilling,” he stated.
When you have the time and love school soccer, the complete tribute is price a watch:
It is not a university soccer Saturday till Lee Corso makes his headgear choose 🐐
At present we rejoice Coach’s four-hundredth headgear choose by heading down reminiscence lane to revisit a few of his greatest moments. pic.twitter.com/TIlHJmTHpQ
— Faculty GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 16, 2023
After the celebration, Corso was joined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as he made his milestone choose. He chosen Deion Sanders and the Buffaloes, saying “it has been 26 years since I picked Colorado.”
The second is full circle in a manner, as Corso was scheduled to make a choice at Jackson State in October 2022, however he missed “Faculty GameDay” on account of a well being subject. It was the primary time the present ever went to the college’s campus and its first FCS matchup in three years because of Sanders, who was head coach there on the time.
Nearly a yr later, Corso nonetheless had the chance to choose a workforce led by Coach Prime, for whom he had excessive reward.