College Football Fans Are Overjoyed To See Lee Corso Back On College GameDay After Feared Death

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Much has been made this season but the apparent declining health of ESPN CollegeGameday host Lee Corso. After all, Corso is 87 years old and has been on the show for 35 years now. But any comments or complaints have been made in the best interest of the longtime headgear-wearer.

Everybody loves Lee Corso.

Which explains the outpouring of concern when Corso was forced to miss two weeks of the show with an unspecified illness. That outpouring grew even louder earlier this week when a sudden rumor sprung up that the GameDay crew canceled its trip to Knoxville because Corso had passed away.

Thankfully, Kirk Herbstreit quickly clarified that the rumor was false. Not only was the show still coming to Knoxville for the showdown between No. 6 Tennessee and No. 3 Alabama. But the cast of the show would be made whole again with the return of Corso.

Lee Corso Makes Big Return To ESPN College GameDay

That proved true on Saturday morning when Corso made his triumphant return.

Not only were Tennessee fans fired up to have Corso in town. But college football fans all across the internet showed an outpouring of love and support for the GameDay legend.

But Corso isn’t the only big name to appear on College GameDay on Saturday. The usual cast of characters will be joined by Tennessee legend Peyton Manning as this week’s guest picker. Though not every Volunteers fan is happy to have Manning back on campus.

That’s because of the long-running Manning Curse. The curse originated on ESPN’s Monday Night Football ManningCast. But its powers may yet reach beyond just the Monday night games. Tennessee also boasts a less-than-stellar recent history with Manning in Neyland Stadium.

So the Volunteers will undoubtedly be up against it when the powerhouse Crimson Tide rolls into town.