It’s one of the best rituals in all of college football. And it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary.
It’s now been 20 years since Lee Corso first donned head gear to make his college gameday pick. His first was Brutus the Buckeye. ESPN ran a feature on the history of his picks, and afterwards Corso spoke about his time on College GameDay.
He thanked ESPN for sticking with him after he had suffered a stroke. Needless to say, it was a pretty emotional moment for both Corso and anyone who loves College GameDay.
— Skye Underwood (@SkyeUnderwood) October 8, 2016
Plenty of people took to Twitter afterwards to thank Corso for all the joy he has brought to their lives by putting on a mascot’s head.
Lee Corso got emotional reflecting on 20 years of headgear. Well. We all got a little emotional. https://t.co/G2IgYFTUKK
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 8, 2016
— Jimmy Clausen (@JimmyClausen) October 8, 2016
Everybody loves Lee Corso. Great moment.
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) October 8, 2016
Congrats on 20 great years, Coach. https://t.co/64iEP8dGno
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) October 8, 2016
I got to tell Lee Corso this a few years ago… As the son of a stroke victim, I think he's an inspiration each and every week. ??
— Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) October 8, 2016
Corso picked the Aggies on GameDay today, and he posed with the a look-a-like of the Aggies’ mascot.