Monday, ESPN College GameDay will be live at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the site of the first College Football Playoff Game between Michigan and Alabama. As it turns out, it will not the final season for veteran Lee Corso on the famous three-hour program that leads up to the noon kickoffs every Saturday in the fall.
In a recent interview with GQ, the 88-year-old cracked about what it's going to take to get him to not return to the show.
“I’m gonna be like that guy in Vaudeville," said Corso. “They hook him around the neck, and they pull him off the stage as he keeps talking.”
Corso and former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit have been on the show for years, but Corso has been part of the show since it began way back in 1987. Rece Davis, Herbstreit, Pat McAfee, Desmond Howard, Jen Lada, Jess Sims, ESPN insider Pete Thamel, and Sanford Steve are also expected to return with Corso.
College GameDay was in Virginia in November, but they went to James Madison ahead of the Dukes' game against Appalachian State. At the time, James Madison had been in the news for being undefeated and their battle to become eligible for their conference championship game and a bowl bid, however, the Dukes lost, 26-23, to the Mountaineers in overtime.
It has been some time since College GameDay has been at a Virginia Tech game, never mind being in Blacksburg. The ACC Huddle has been to Blacksburg, but College GameDay has not. After finishing the 2023 season 7-6 with five wins out of their final eight games in ACC play and a 41-20 win over Tulane in the Military Bowl, Corso and the crew just might have their sights set on the future with the Hokies with their very promising outlook for 2024.