Fans think Lee Corso should retire as 87-year-old returns for college football season

Joshua Rogers August 27, 2022
Fans think Lee Corso should retire as 87-year-old returns for college football season
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Fans think Lee Corso should retire as the 2022 college football season kicks off on Saturday with ESPN’s College GameDay.

The 2022 college football season is here and ESPN’s College GameDay kicked off proceedings on Saturday morning.

Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack were all back on TV, but most fans were talking about Lee Corso.

The broadcaster and analyst has been a featured analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay program since its inception in 1987 and is as much a staple as ever.

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Fans call for Lee Corso to retire

The broadcaster is now 87 years of age and some fans think it’s time for Lee Corso to retire.

The former coach had a stroke in 2009 and has fought back from partial paralysis and loss of speech to continue on-air for over a decade.

After a stellar career, some fans now think it’s time for Corso to call it a day.

“ESPN is so wrong for still having Corso on College GameDay. This is hard to watch,” one fan said.

Corso makes his 2022 prediction

The analyst is showing no signs of slowing down though and was on hand to make his predictions live from his house on Saturday morning.

Ahead of the Week 0 show, Kirk Herbstreit caught up with Corso to predict how the season would play out.

“This year, Ohio State is going to win the national championship,” Corso told Herbstreit. “Ohio State is going to beat Alabama in the national title game and win the championship. Go Buckeyes!”

Herbstreit then replied, “You and I have the exact same game. I think Ryan Day’s club is loaded.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.