Lee Corso concerned college football with his College GameDay appearance but host Rece Davis defended the legend and said he was still ‘razor sharp’.
College football fans are deeply intimated with Lee Corso. The legendary coach and TV personality has been the soundtrack to Saturday mornings for as long as many fans can remember while being part of College GameDay on ESPN.
And that’s what made his appearance in Week 0 all the more concerning. As he revealed his predictions for the 2022 season, he appeared to be struggling mightily to get through it with strained and slurred speech in a scene that had fans worried about Corso.
But one of the other College GameDay and football staples, Rece Davis, assured fans that they shouldn’t be worried about Corso and that he’ll be back to normal in Columbus for Week 1’s setting ahead of Ohio State hosting Notre Dame.
Rece Davis attempts to quell concerns around Lee Corso on College GameDay
Appearing on The Dan LeBatard Show, Davis said that Corso was still on his game and left his co-stars of the Saturday morning pre-show amazed at how “razor sharp” the 87-year-old is.
“He’s doing great. I speak to him regularly, and this weekend in Columbus, I think you’ll see a much more comfortable environment,” Davis said (h/t SI). “And you’ll see him be able to deliver as he still does, which is remarkable. Because his mind is still razor sharp at the age of 87.”
It’s good to know that Davis and, assumedly, the rest of the GameDay crew is aware of the concerns over Corso’s health and the notion of whether or not he should be on TV. And fans can only hope that he is indeed more comfortable when he’s in a more normal environment for the show.
Having said that, it should be something that ESPN and GameDay alike are watching. For as much of a legend as Corso is, no one wants to see him trotted onto the set as a proverbial mascot when he shouldn’t be there. Do what’s best for Lee Corso because that’s what he’s earned.