Lee Corso out for another College GameDay Saturday with health issue

Lee Corso at the ESPN College GameDay set. (Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel)
Lee Corso at the ESPN College GameDay set. (Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel) /

Lee Corso will be missing from College GameDay at Jackson State while dealing with a health issue but he is expected to return.

College football fans will have to enjoy this weekend of college football action without Lee Corso leading them into the day.

The College GameDay mainstay won’t be on set as the crew descends on Jackson State for Saturday’s matchup with Southern.

“Lee Corso will not travel to Jackson State for College GameDay this week due to a health issue,” ESPN said in a statement. “Coach Corso is in good spirits, and he hopes to be back on the road with the crew soon.”

Lee Corso to miss College GameDay at Jackson State

Corso’s GameDay cohost Rece Davis dropped a video on Twitter explaining Corso’s absence and wishing him well.

It’s the first trip for ESPN to the program in Jackson, Mississippi, so it’s a bummer Corso won’t get to be there. It would have been fun to see him pick for or against Deion Sanders’ team. Of course, his health has to come first. Traveling for a weekly college football show can be a strain, there’s no question about that.

The good news is the health issue doesn’t sound serious. Corso should be able to get back on GameDay at some point this season, even if it’s not clear exactly when that will be.

The 87-year-old has dealt with serious health problems over the years, including suffering a stroke that partially paralyzed him in early 2009. He regained his ability to speak in time to appear on College GameDay that fall and has remained a feature of the show with headgear picks each weekend.

Corso will be missed this weekend and celebrated when he returns.

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