Before he gained national notoriety as the free-wheeling, opinionated counterpart to Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN's College GameDay, Lee Corso made his mark as a college football player and coach.
In 1970, the former Florida State tailback — and roommate of actor Burt Reynolds — led Louisville to its second-ever bowl appearance. Corso went on to coach at Indiana University and in the USFL before joining ESPN in 1987.
When he's not moonlighting as a mascot-head-stealing analyst, Corso serves as director of business development at No. 2 pencil manufacturer Dixon Ticonderoga.
Never prostitute your integrity
to get a job or to keep one.
I played tight end on the Northside Red Devils.
It was a 12-and-under team. I played the whole year — we had eight games — and I never touched the football. We had a lot of good athletes in Miami.
I always wanted to be a football coach.
I just felt that I could make a difference in young men's lives. I always wanted to be a head football coach, and I was fortunate to be a head football coach.
Burt (Reynolds) was so good-looking, I used to send him out for bait.
He would come back with two great girls. One was beautiful and one was ugly. He always took the good-looking one and gave me the ugly one.