ESPN’s “College GameDay” will once again be without legendary character Lee Corso this Saturday.
“Lee Corso will not be going to Jackson State for ‘College GameDay’ this week due to health issues,” ESPN explained Friday afternoon in a released statement. “Coach Corso is in good spirits, and he hopes to be back on the road with the team soon.”
This week’s edition of “College GameDay” is linked to the game between the Southern University Jaguars and the Jackson State University Tigers held in Jackson, Mississippi.
ESPN’s Rece Davis provided an update on the 87-year-old later in the day.
“LC is working on some little health issues,” Davis said in a video he posted on Twitter, as shared by Chris Rosvoglou by The Spin. “They’ve been taken care of, from what I’ve been told. We look forward to having him back on set with us and wearing those hats right away. Your best wishes to LC, but he’s great in spirit and we look forward to having him back soon. We’ll definitely miss him Saturday morning from Jackson on ‘College GameDay.’ ”
This will be the third time this month Corso is absent from “College GameDay” for reasons related to his health. He “the feeling of waking up in the weather” before the October 1 broadcast and after request “one more week to recover” the following Saturday.