Lee Corso has been many things — a college football coach, Burt Reynolds' college roommate and America’s favorite college football lovin’ crazy grandfather on ESPN GameDay where he makes his 'headgear picks' each week on location during College Football Saturday.
A new season is here, and we will be tracking all of Corso's picks right here. The coronavirus pandemic won't allow for the usual crowds, but the ESPN crew still plans on traveling to gameday locations, starting Sept. 12.
Below, we've also included a history of all of Corso's picks from 2018 and 2019.
Track all of Corso's 2020 picks below:
Week 7: Alabama vs. Georgia
Corso not only donned an elephant head in his pick of Alabama over Georgia — he then stepped onto a giant (fake) elephant set up in his Orlando backyard.
Week 6: Clemson vs. Miami (Fla.)
No. 1 Clemson was Corso's choice in Week 6, marking the first time he went against Miami in three headgear pick opportunities this year.
Week 5: Georgia vs. Auburn
Corso picked Georgia ahead of its 125th all-time meeting with SEC rival Auburn. Part of his rationale? Corso claimed that Auburn doesn't allow him to wear the school's mascot head. "I've got no other choice."
Week 4: Miami (Fla.) vs. Florida State
Corso went with Miami for the second straight week, picking the Canes over rival Florida State.
Week 3: Louisville vs. Miami (Fla.)
Ahead of the only ranked matchup of the weekend, Corso rocked the head of Sebastian the Ibis, picking Miami to beat host Louisville.
Week 2: Wake Forest vs. Clemson
For his first headgear pick of the season, Corso went against host Wake Forest in favor of preseason No. 1 Clemson.
Week 1: Bristol, Connecticut (ESPN Studios)
The GameDay crew didn't hit the road for Week 1 of the 2020 season, but they still made their picks for Saturday's top games, as well as Monday night's BYU-Navy Labor Day matchup. There was no headgear pick this week, but Corso did reveal his CFP predictions: Alabama beating Clemson in the title game, with Notre Dame and Oklahoma also making the semifinals.
Track all of Corso's 2019 picks below:
College Football Playoff semifinals: LSU vs. Oklahoma — Ohio State vs. Clemson
Lee Corso and the College Gameday crew didn't have the usual crowd behind them but that didn't stop them from making their picks for the College Football Playoff semifinals. Corso went with LSU and put on the headgear of Ohio State to set up a projected LSU vs. Ohio State national championship.
For the first time ever, Corso is picking Ohio State to win as the underdog ‼️ pic.twitter.com/64stT8fxkh— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) December 28, 2019
Week 16: Army vs. Navy
Ahead of the 120th all-time meeting between Army and Navy, Corso chose the Midshipmen to snap a three-year losing streak against the Black Knights.
"That's an unfair question! You're the only person born then!" – Charles Barkley 😅— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) December 14, 2019
Corso gives a history lesson before picking Navy. pic.twitter.com/8ODVLYpssX
Week 15: LSU vs. Georgia (SEC Championship)
The GameDay crew was in Atlanta ahead of the SEC Championship between LSU and Georgia. After a little hesitation, Corso asked for the Tiger head.
Week 14: Minnesota vs. Wisconsin
GameDay was in Minneapolis this week and Corso went with the home team. Minnesota over Wisconsin.
There's room on the boat for Coach Corso 🛶 pic.twitter.com/UTw1PFHZ3Y— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 30, 2019
Week 13: Ohio State vs. Penn State
Corso went with the Buckeyes for the noon game in Columbus.
📣OH-IO 📣— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 23, 2019
Coach Corso is backing the Buckeyes against Penn State! pic.twitter.com/f2ykEAVCZk
Week 12: Oklahoma vs. Baylor
Corso faked out the Waco crowd before ultimately going with the Baylor Bears at home.
Week 11: LSU vs. Alabama
Corso went against his preseason hunch and donned the Tiger head to the dismay of the Alabama faithful.
Week 10: SMU vs. Memphis
Corso had the home crowd going for a bit.... only to reverse course and pick the Mustangs, with Jerry "The King" Lawler by his side.
Week 9 - South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State
Corso went with Corso the Bison, picking North Dakota State on the road against South Dakota State.
Week 8 - Penn State vs. Michigan
Corso excited the Happy Valley crowd, going with Penn State over visitor Michigan ahead of Saturday night's White Out game.
Week 7 - LSU vs. Florida
Florida made its second-straight appearance on GameDay, but Corso didn't go with the Gators twice in a row, donning a tiger head instead.
Week 6 - Auburn vs. Florida
Two top-10 teams square off in Gainesville, Florida as the Auburn Tigers visit the Gators. College GameDay was there, and Lee Corso picked the Gators.
Week 5 - Nebraska vs. Ohio State
The Buckeyes are in Lincoln, Nebraska this week to take on the Cornhuskers. Gameday is there, and so is Lee Corso, who went with Ohio State.
Week 4 - Georgia vs. Notre Dame
It was the second time Notre Dame and Georgia played in the past three years and Gameday was in Athens, Georgia, to highlight the matchup. Corso, once again, went with the home team. UGA is the pick.
Week 3 - Iowa vs. Iowa State
It was Gameday's first time in Ames, Iowa, and Corso went with the home team. Iowa State is the pick in this in-state rivalry game.
Week 2 - Texas vs. LSU
With GameDay in Austin, TX, Corso went with the higher-ranked Tigers in the No. 6 vs. No. 9 matchup.
Week 1 - Auburn vs Oregon
From Fort Worth, TX, Corso went with his favorite headgear and picked the Oregon Ducks.
QUACK! QUACK!— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 31, 2019
Corso is taking the Ducks. pic.twitter.com/DrMLdjZfSb
Week 1- Clemson vs. Georgia Tech
After sharing a Shakespeare quote, Corso picked No. 1 Clemson against fellow ACC foe Georgia Tech.
🚨HEADGEAR ALERT! 🚨— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 30, 2019
Coach Corso picks the defending champs 🐅 pic.twitter.com/xziwKS5aYu
Week 1 - Miami vs. Florida
Corso's first headgear pick of the year — from Disney World in Orlando — went to Florida.
🚨 HEADGEAR ALERT! 🚨— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 24, 2019
Lee Corso makes his first pick of the season for Miami-Florida: pic.twitter.com/tcycfDmZZ5
Here are all of Corso's picks for the 2018 season:
In 16 picks during the 2018 season, Corso went 9-7 with his headgear picks. He started the season 3-0, and finished by correctly calling Clemson's championship win, but the middle of the year was a rough patch.
Here's every Corso pick from last year:
CFP National Championship Game - Alabama vs. Clemson
In the final game of the 2018 season, Corso went with the upset and picked the Clemson Tigers to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Week 15 - Army vs. Navy
In Philadelphia for the 119th edition of the Army-Navy game, Corso sided with the Midshipmen. Corso was a defensive backs coach at Navy from 1966-68.
📦A special delivery for Corso's Army-Navy pick 📦 pic.twitter.com/1sxicHB818— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) December 8, 2018
Week 14 - Alabama vs. Georgia - SEC Championship
In Atlanta, Corso picked the Tide to beat the Bulldogs in the SEC Championship.
Quavo. Corso. SEC Championship. pic.twitter.com/fzeLdS4vy3— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) December 1, 2018
Week 13 - Ohio State vs. Michigan
At Ohio State, Corso went with Michigan for rivalry week.
It's time for THE GAME!— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 24, 2018
Lee Corso's rolling with ... pic.twitter.com/FMML9MgFum
Week 12 - UCF vs. Cincinnati
In sunny Florida, Corso, dressed as a larger-than-life Knight, picked UCF to beat the Bearcats.
Corso suited up for his UCF pick 😂 pic.twitter.com/tFaWKeoRr2— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 17, 2018
Week 11- Boston College vs. Clemson
On a chilly Boston area morning, Corso picked Clemson.
Week 10 - LSU vs. Alabama
In Baton Rouge, Corso teased the crowd by playing the LSU fight song, but in the end he picked the Tide.
Corso made his Bama-LSU pick like only he can 😂 pic.twitter.com/4hXd9VXImy— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 3, 2018
Week 9 - Georgia vs. Florida
Rocking the Gator head, Corso chose Florida to knock off SEC rival Georgia in Jacksonville.
Corso's got the Gators chomping over the Bulldogs! pic.twitter.com/3R4Vxl06BI— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 27, 2018
Week 8 - Oregon vs. Washington State
In Pullman, Corso picked the Cougars to beat the Ducks.
A Corso headgear pick Wazzu fans have waited a lifetime for! pic.twitter.com/8a7gCAXukS— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 20, 2018
Week 7 - Wisconsin vs. Michigan
Corso's week 7 pick is in! pic.twitter.com/1TNRtFDlyA— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 13, 2018
In Ann Arbor, Corso picked the Badgers to come away with the upset in the Big House.
Week 6- Oklahoma vs. Texas
At GameDay in Dallas this week, Corso picked Oklahoma.
Corso made his pick for the Texas-OU in a way only he could pic.twitter.com/wCFbBMnWj3— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 6, 2018
Week 5 - Penn State vs. Ohio State
At GameDay in Happy Valley this week, Corso picked Penn State.
CORSO FAKED THEM ALL OUT. pic.twitter.com/XHPeGuVLzU— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 29, 2018
Week 4 - Stanford vs. Oregon
At GameDay in Eugene, Corso picked the Ducks, and held a live duck.
Week 3 - Ohio State vs. TCU
Corso donned the Brutus Buckeye head gear in Week 3, picking Ohio State to defeat TCU.
Week 2 - Clemson vs. Texas A&M
In Week 2, Corso picked the road team Clemson, and put on a Tiger head.
STRICTLY BUSINESS! pic.twitter.com/RMIH5Rca6o— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 8, 2018
Week 1 - Notre Dame vs. Michigan
In Week 1, Corso wore a Hunchback of Notre Dame outfit (?)....and picked Notre Dame.
Lee Corso went ALL OUT for his first mascot pick of the season! pic.twitter.com/vsXvkOUmlq— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 1, 2018