When I saw Lee Corso’s name trending on Twitter, my heart immediately skipped a beat. First, I was worried that the 81-year-old broadcasting legend had passed away. And the second thought that crossed my mind was that Corso was the next ESPN employee to get laid off. John Clayton was already let go earlier this morning, and the Worldwide Leader has been dropping employees left and right.
But thankfully, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Like the great Corso says, “Not so fast, my friend.” Corso was trending because he signed a multiyear contract extension with ESPN to stay on College GameDay.
He has been on College GameDay every year since its debut in 1987, and the premier college football pregame show wouldn’t be the same without him. Let’s hope Corso’s got plenty of winners left to pick, funny mascot costumes to wear, and f-boms to drop. Welcome back, Lee!