Rece Davis defends Lee Corso after his performance at College GameDay

Lee Corso troubled college football with his appearance on College GameDay, but host Rece Davis defended the legend, saying he’s still “razor sharp.”

College football fans are very attached to Lee Corso. The legendary coaching and TV personality has been the soundtrack of Saturday mornings for as long as many fans can remember while being part of ESPN’s College GameDay.

And that did his Appearance in week 0 all the more worrying. As he unveiled his predictions for the 2022 season, he appeared to be struggling mightily to get through with strained and slurred speech in a scene that had fans worried about Corso.

But one of fellow College GameDay and football staples, Rece Davis, reassured fans not to worry about Corso and that he was back to normal in Columbus for the first week’s setting before the Notre Dame, Ohio, venue will be.

Rece Davis tries to allay concerns about Lee Corso at College GameDay

Appears on The Dan LeBatard ShowDavis said Corso was still at his game, leaving his Saturday morning pre-show co-stars amazed at just how “razor sharp” the 87-year-old is.

“He’s doing great. I speak to him regularly, and I think you’ll find a much more comfortable environment in Columbus this weekend,” said Davis (h/tSI). “And you’ll see that he’s able to deliver in the way he still does, which is remarkable. Because his mind is still razor-sharp at 87.”

It’s good to know that Davis, and presumably the rest of the GameDay crew, are aware of the concerns surrounding Corso’s health and the notion of whether or not he should appear on television. And fans can only hope that he actually feels more comfortable being in a more normal setting for the show.

However, it should be something ESPN and GameDay are watching alike. As legendary as Corso is, nobody wants to see him trotting onto set as the proverbial mascot when he’s not there. Do what is best for Lee Corso, because he deserves it.

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John Verrall

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