Over the past three decades, Lee Corso has donned many mascot heads on ESPN’s College GameDay.
When Corso makes his final prediction for the game taking place where the show is being hosted, he puts on the mascot head of that school. But he certainly has his favorites — and his least favorites.
As a former Florida State player, it’s not too surprising to hear Corso say that he doesn’t like wearing the Florida Gators mascot head. But the true reason behind why Corso doesn’t like the Gator head is a bit more surprising.
“I hate the Florida Gators anyhow, being a Florida State man,” Corso told AL.com’s Mark Heim in a recent interview. “I hate to put the Florida Gator head on. The Florida Gator head is long and funny looking. It scrapes my nose. Every time I put that thing on I get scraped and blood comes down my face.”
Last season, Corso never wore the Gators mascot head. That’s because Florida struggled to a 4-7 season, which included the firing of former coach Jim McElwain.
But Corso will most likely be wearing the Florida mascot head at some point in the future. And it could be this upcoming season, depending on how well the Gators fare in their first under new coach Dan Mullen.