Fans wish Lee Corso well after latest College Gameday news

Lee Corso. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Lee Corso. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

College Gameday personality Lee Corso was forced to miss the show’s latest stop in Clemson, South Carolina due to an illness, per ESPN.

Corso, despite being 87 years old, is the main reason college football fans tune in every Saturday morning. It is his personality, and eventually his headgear pick, that drives us wild in the Fall.

Yet, Corso was unable to make the trip to Clemson due to an illness, per ESPN.

We’re all wishing Corso the best, and in his elderly state, it’s natural to take every issue incredibly seriously. This was a good job of the Worldwide Leader to put Corso’s health first, over viewership.

Lee Corso age

Corso is 87 years old, and has been with ESPN since the late 80’s, when he was doing play by play alongside the likes of Beano Cook. He joined the College Gameday set in 1996 at Ohio State, and the rest is history.

Where is Lee Corso today?

Corso is sick, as previously mentioned in the article. It’s unknown how serious the illness is. It’s also fair to point out that Corso lives in Florida, which has been impacted by Hurricane Ian. ESPN has yet to announce if Corso’s absence will extend beyond just this week.

College football fans wish Lee Corso well

In the end, it is Corso’s health which matters most. ESPN has vowed to let Corso go on the road essentially as long as he wishes. Even at 87 years old, he’s relatively sharp, despite suffering a stroke a decade ago. FanSided’s Michael Collins summed up what Corso means to college football fans well in a column a few weeks ago:

"“Since 1987, Lee Corso has been a part of coffee and breakfast for a college football-crazed nation. His voice has been there as we check the brisket in the smoker, or come to the realization that, dammit, we forgot to buy extra ice again. Your eyes are glued to the set, regardless of who’s playing, when Corso makes the famed headgear pick and sends the show out to the noon kickoffs.”"

Hopefully, Corso will be back on set soon.

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