College Football Fans Are Extremely Worried For Lee Corso’s Health After He Misses College GameDay Yet Again

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It appears the conversations surrounding the health of College GameDay legend Lee Corso aren’t going to go away anytime soon.

The conversations first began when fans worried about the 87-year-old’s cognitive health while watching an early-season episode of the show. But co-host Rece Davis quickly shut those down.

They then resurfaced when Corso missed a pair of mid-season episodes of the show while recovering from undisclosed health matters. A brief social media mishap led some fans to fear Corso had passed away when it looked like College GameDay had canceled its trip to Tennessee.

But not only did the show go to Knoxville to the Vols’ showdown with Alabama, but Corso was also on set for the show and fans welcomed him back with open arms.

Corso was also on set in Eugene, Oregon a week ago when College GameDay covered the Ducks’ game against then-undefeated UCLA. It appeared that he had put the health issues behind him and fans were done questioning him.

But that’s no longer the case.

Lee Corso To Miss College GameDay Yet Again With Health Issue

ESPN put out a press release on Friday announcing Corso would miss this week’s episode due to a health issue.

The show travels to Jackson, Mississippi for the first time to see Deion Sanders and Jackson State. The Tigers are hosting Southern University for their annual Homecoming game.

But Corso’s absence is all anyone is talking about on Friday. College football fans sent out well wishes while also worrying about the former coach’s long-term health.

Corso has not disclosed the extent of his illness. But the repeated absences also have fans wondering if it’s time for him to call it a career.

The situation is not all that dissimilar to that of fellow famed ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale. Vitale missed a number of games last season while recovering from cancer in his vocal cords.