Sunshine Scooter has moved into a more limited role this season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, David Pollack and the gang hit the road, Corso is filming his segments from his home just outside of Orlando.
When the show was held from Augusta, Ga. prior to The Masters a few weeks ago, he went all out with a green jacket theme.
This weekend’s backyard setup was especially awesome. As the last show before Christmas, Corso and ESPN transformed his backyard into a Winter Wonderland and had his grandchildren in town to complete the family holiday affair.
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) December 19, 2020
The staging was pretty incredible, complete with real snow and a sledding hill. Corso got in on the action and went for a spin on the slide.
My friend #DarganBirchmoreWatts transformed #LeeCorso’s backyard in #CentralFlorida into a #WinterWonderland! You can see it right now on #ESPN’s #CollegeGameday.
Bravo, my guy. BRAVO! @CollegeGameDay pic.twitter.com/lHPOhz8Fkp
— Guy Rawlings (@GuyWVTM13) December 19, 2020
If the sledding hill, real snow and decorations weren’t enough, Corso called upon the Fighting Irish leprechaun mascot and Santa Claus to help him make his famous headgear pick.
Coach picked Notre Dame over Clemson earlier this season, but he's taking the Tigers to take home their sixth straight ACC title 🏆 pic.twitter.com/tToSAmgJAu
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) December 19, 2020
Despite his longtime Notre Dame friend being in attendance, Corso donned the tiger head and chose Clemson to win the ACC Championship. The bar has been set high. As the work-from-home season wraps up with the College Football Playoff, it will be fun to see how Corso and ESPN tries to top this week’s setup.