Lee Corso to Miss ‘College GameDay’ for Tennessee-Georgia Due to Health Issues

by Hunter Miller
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Legendary football broadcaster Lee Corso is expected to miss Saturday’s “College GameDay” broadcast on ESPN. The network reports that the beloved analyst is hoping to recover from ongoing health issues.

Rece Davis explained at the beginning of the program to fans that he will not be in Athens for the battle royale between Tennessee and Georgia. “Lee Corso is still recuperating, looking forward to getting him back,” revealed Davis, per On3. “I talked to LC this week and I said to him, what could we do for you? He said, go kill them on Saturday. I think we can do that with a game like this.”

Saturday’s “College GameDay” is being broadcast in Georgia ahead of the Bulldogs matchup against the #1 ranked Tennessee Volunteers. UT is on an absolute hot streak coming into the game 8-0 after pummeling Kentucky last week, and shocking the world by upsetting Alabama the week before.

After the thrilling Bama game, the Volunteers went absolutely bonkers with fans tearing down the goalposts. And the players had a classy celebration with Outsider Cigars, which are available in the Outsider Shop.

Lee Corso: Battling Through Health Issues This Season

This isn’t the first time Corso has been forced to sit out the broadcast due to medical issues. Last week, Corso missed the game at Jackson State. At the time, ESPN released a statement saying, “Lee Corso will not travel to Jackson State for ‘College Gameday’ this week due to a health issue. Coach Corso is in good spirits, and he hopes to be back on the road with the crew soon.”

Also during last week’s program, fellow analyst Kirk Herbstreit gave an optimistic update about Corso’s condition. “Real quick on Lee Corso, talked to him yesterday just to make sure he’s feeling okay, he’s going to have some more tests and a procedure done in the next couple of days, but he’s very, very optimistic about being back on the show next week,” revealed Herbstreit. “So Coach, if you’re watching, we love you and we’ll see you soon.”

The news prompted a big reaction from college football fans. “Worried about everyone’s college football grandpa, Lee Corso. Here’s to a speedy recovery and a return to the #GameDay panel,” one fan posted.