College GameDay original Lee Corso will be remaining with ESPN for the foreseeable future. Corso has signed a multyear deal that keeps him with the Worldwide Leader and will have him making headgear picks for a a long time to come.

ESPN says as a result of the contract, Corso will have a role on ESPN’s College Football Playoff programming.

Corso joined ESPN in 1987 and was part of the College GameDay premiere with original host Tim Brando and co-analyst Beano Cook. After some various iterations, the show has transformed into an event each week with road trips to one of the biggest college football games.

In the official announcement, Corso said, “I reflect on my 30 years at ESPN and continue to count my blessings each time I walk on the College GameDay set.” He added,  “The fans keep me energized, and being surrounded by such a talented and dynamic GameDay crew is the best medicine for this old coach.”

“Coach Corso has been the mainstay on College GameDay since the beginning and we couldn’t imagine the show without him,” said Lee Fitting, ESPN senior coordinating producer. “Arguably, nobody has done as much for the popularity of college football over the past 30 years than Coach Corso. His dedication, preparation and unwavering love for College GameDay and its fans is so powerful and we are lucky to call him ours.”

With Corso remaining on the show, it means that the cast that has evolved into Rece Davis as host with analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard (who recently signed a new contact with ESPN) and David Pollack will remain intact.

It also means that Corso will make his 300th headgear pick on College GameDay sometime during the 2017 season. And this latest contract shows that ESPN continues to have faith in Corso and he’ll continue to make headgear picks for a long time to come.

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