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’s College GameDay, where he makes his «headgear picks» each week on location during College Football Saturday.
We’re tracking all of Corso’s 2023 season picks right here.
Below, we’ve also included a history of all of Corso’s picks from 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Catch up on Corso’s 2023 picks:
Week 8: Ohio State vs. Penn State
Corso picked Ohio State to beat the Nittany Lions.
Week 7: Washington vs. Oregon
Corso picked Washington to beat the Ducks at Husky Stadium.
Week 6: Texas vs. Oklahoma
Corso picked Texas to beat the Sooners in Dallas.
Week 5: Duke vs. Notre Dame
Covering a Notre Dame game for the second week in a row, this time Corso picked the Irish.
Week 4: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State
Corso picked the visiting Buckeyes in a huge top-10 game.
Week 3: Colorado vs. Colorado State
For his 400th headgear pick, Corso picked Colorado.
Week 2: Alabama vs. Texas
Corso picked the Longhorns to win at Alabama.
Week 1: North Carolina vs. South Carolina
In the first trip of the 2023 season, Corso went with the Tar Heels.
See all of Corso’s 2022 picks below:
National Championship: Georgia vs. TCU
Lee Corso picked the Horned Frogs to top Georgia for the CFP national title.
Rose Bowl: Penn State vs. Utah
On the first College GameDay of 2023, Lee Corso picked Pac-12 champion Utah to knock off Penn State.
College Football Playoff semifinal: Georgia vs. Ohio State (Peach Bowl)
On New Year’s Eve, Lee Corso picked the Ohio State Buckeyes to upset the defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs.
Week 14: TCU vs. Kansas State (Big 12 Championship)
On Championship Saturday in Arlington, Texas for the Big 12 Championship, Corso picked Kansas State to hand TCU its first loss of the season.
Week 13: Ohio State vs. Michigan
Corso picks Brutus and the Ohio State Buckeyes to triumph over Michigan.
Week 12: Montana vs. Montana State
Corso returned to the show and picked Montana State, donning the Bobcat head in frigid conditions.
Week 11: TCU vs. Texas
Corso missed Week 11’s episode of College GameDay and did not make a pick.
Week 10: Tennessee vs. Georgia
Corso also missed Week 10 due to health issues.
Week 8: UCLA vs. Oregon
Corso believes in the Ducks, picking Oregon to beat UCLA.
Week 7: Tennessee vs. Alabama
Corso returned to the show this week and picked the Volunteers to take down Alabama
Week 6: Kansas vs. TCU
Corso did not appear on College GameDay this Saturday, one week after waking up feeling ill.
Week 5: Clemson vs. NC State
Corso woke up feeling ill ahead of Week 5’s episode of College GameDay. He did not take part in the show.
Week 4: Tennessee vs. Florida
In Week 4, Corso picked the home Volunteers to pick up an SEC win against rival Florida.
Week 3: Appalachian State vs. Troy
In Week 3, the first College GameDay to take place in Boone, North Carolina, Corso picked the home team, App State, to win.
Week 2: Alabama vs. Texas
For Saturday’s marquee game with the top-ranked Crimson Tide visiting Texas, Corso picked Alabama to come out on top.
Week 1: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
GameDay made it back to Columbus for Ohio State’s home game against Notre Dame in the teams’ first regular season meeting since 1996. Corso picked the Buckeyes to beat the Irish.
See all of Corso’s 2021 picks below:
Week 15: Army vs. Navy
GameDay returned to the Army-Navy game this year, with this year’s game in New Suéter. Lee Corso picked Navy to upset Army.
Week 14: Georgia vs. Alabama
For the first time in 2021, Lee Corso has dawned the head of Alabama’s Big Al. He picked the Crimson Tide to upset No. 1 Georgia in the 2021 SEC Championship.
Week 13: Michigan vs. Ohio State
For the second straight week, Corso reached for the Brutus the Buckeye head. He picked Ohio State to beat Michigan for the ninth straight meeting.
Week 12: Ohio State vs. Michigan State
In a massive Big Ten East matchup between No. 4 Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan State, Corso picked the Buckeyes to come out on top.
Week 11: Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss
No. 11 Texas A&M travels to Mississippi to take on No. 15 Ole Miss for a huge SEC matchup. College GameDay posted up there and Corso selected Ole Miss. To no one’s surprise, celebrity picker and Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin picked his squad to win.
Week 10: Tulsa vs. Cincinnati
College Gameday headed to Cincinnati this weekend, leading the big pick to be between Tulsa and Cincinnati. Corso selected Cincinnati, as the large crowd behind the set went crazy. Celebrity picker Nick Lachey also took the Bearcats.
Week 9: Michigan vs. Michigan State
The No. 6 Michigan Wolverines travel to battle the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans. The matchup is always must-see but with their rankings so high, it’s one of the games of the year. Corso picked the Wolverines, while celebrity picker Ken Jeong selected Michigan State.
Week 8: Oregon vs. UCLA
The No. 10 Oregon Ducks travel to Los Angeles to battle UCLA. After praising the Ducks, Corso did a 180 and picked UCLA. To no one’s surprise, celebrity picker Bill Walton selected the Bruins.
Week 7: Georgia vs. Kentucky
Two undefeated SEC East teams meet in Athens, Georgia, in Week 7, where No. 1 Georgia hosts No. 11 Kentucky. Corso took the Bulldogs. The celebrity picker was Jeff Foxworthy.
Week 6: Oklahoma vs. Texas
The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners and No. 21 Texas Longhorns meet at the Cotton Bowl for another chapter in the Red River Rivalry. Lee Corso picked Texas to get the upset win Saturday afternoon. Celebrity guest Mark Cuban also submitted the Longhorns as his choice to take the top-25 matchup.
Week 5: Arkansas vs. Georgia
The No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks head to Athens to face No. 2 Georgia in a massive SEC battle. Lee Corso picked Georgia to win the top-10 matchup. Harris English joined the crew, picking Georgia to win as well.
Week 4: Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Badgers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are set to square off in Week 4 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Lee Corso picked Notre Dame to win the top-20 matchup. Corso was joined by the Notre Dame leprechaun as well as celebrity guest Danica Patrick who also opted for the Irish.
Week 3: Penn State vs. Auburn
The Nittany Lions and Tigers have never met in the regular season, so Lee Corso picked the home team, 10th-ranked Penn State, to win the top-25 matchup. Corso joined the annual Penn State White Out to symbolize his pick, unveiling a white Penn State shirt beneath his coat.
Week 2: Iowa vs. Iowa State
This is the first time in series history that both Iowa and Iowa State are ranked — and both are in the AP top 10. Lee Corso picked the No. 10 Hawkeyes to upset the No. 9 Cyclones.
Week 1: Georgia vs. Clemson in Charlotte
On a special edition of College GameDay in Charlotte, Lee Corso picked Georgia over Clemson in the first top-five showdown of the 2021 season. As Corso put on the bulldog head, he called 2021 «the year of the dog.»
Week 0: Alcorn State vs. North Carolina Central (MEAC/SWAC Challenge) in Atlanta
Lee Corso is officially back on the College GameDay set. For the first installment of his 2021 GameDay picks, Corso went with Alcorn State defeating North Carolina Central in the HBCU clash that kicks off the 2021 college football season.
Track all of Corso’s 2020 picks below:
CFP National Championship Game: Alabama vs. Ohio State
For the final game of the 2020-21 college football season, Corso predicted Ohio State to defeat top-ranked Alabama in Miami for its second CFP national championship.
College Football Playoff semifinals: Alabama vs. Notre Dame — Clemson vs. Ohio State
The GameDay crew was on site at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, host to the nightcap of this year’s College Football Playoff semifinals. Corso went with Alabama over Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl Game and Clemson over Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl to set up yet another Alabama-Clemson national championship showdown.
Week 16: Clemson vs. Notre Dame (ACC Championship)
Corso opted for the Tiger head and picked Clemson to get revenge on Notre Dame in their rematch for the 2020 ACC Championship.
Week 15: Army vs. Navy
A former Navy defensive backs coach, Corso couldn’t help but pick the Midshipmen for the seventh straight year to beat the Black Knights in the Army-Navy game.
Week 14: Coastal Carolina vs. BYU
Ahead of an impromptu meeting between two undefeated teams, Corso picked BYU to spoil Coastal Carolina’s first time hosting College GameDay.
Week 13: Alabama vs. Auburn
For the 85th Iron Bowl, Corso picked the top-ranked Crimson Tide to beat the No. 22 Tigers in Tuscaloosa.
Week 12: Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State
Corso failed to predict the correct Masters winner last week, but he’s still a perfect 9-0 in college football headgear picks this season. He’ll look to get the streak up to 10 with his choice of Oklahoma over Oklahoma State.
Week 11: Augusta National Golf Club (Masters)
College GameDay was live at Augusta National Golf Club in Week 11 in honor of Masters Week. So, naturally, this week’s headgear pick wasn’t for a college football game, but for who would win the Masters. Corso took Brooks Koepka to take the Green Jacket.
Week 10: Clemson vs. Notre Dame
Corso pointed out that it’s been 43 years since Notre Dame beat Clemson. That didn’t lead him away from picking the Fighting Irish over the top-ranked Tigers in this top-4 matchup.
Week 9: Penn State vs. Ohio State
Corso picked No. 3 Ohio State to top No. 18 Penn State in a premiere Halloween night showdown. The coach hasn’t lost a headgear pick yet, entering Week 9.
Week 8: Minnesota vs. Michigan
With the Big Ten back in play, GameDay was in Minneapolis for Week 8 ahead of No. 18 Michigan vs. No. 21 Minnesota. Corso went with the Wolverines.
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 amparo 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 Agricultura 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.
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.
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.
Week 13: Ohio State vs. Penn State
Corso went with the Buckeyes for the noon game in Columbus.
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, merienda 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.
Week 1- Clemson vs. Georgia Tech
After sharing a Shakespeare quote, Corso picked No. 1 Clemson against fellow ACC foe Georgia Tech.
Week 1 – Miami vs. Florida
Corso’s first headgear pick of the year — from Disney World in Orlando — went to Florida.
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.
Week 14 – Alabama vs. Georgia – SEC Championship
In Atlanta, Corso picked the Tide to beat the Bulldogs in the SEC Championship.
Week 13 – Ohio State vs. Michigan
At Ohio State, Corso went with Michigan for rivalry week.
Week 12 – UCF vs. Cincinnati
In sunny Florida, Corso, dressed as a larger-than-life Knight, picked UCF to beat the Bearcats.
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.
Week 9 – Georgia vs. Florida
Rocking the Gator head, Corso chose Florida to knock off SEC rival Georgia in Jacksonville.
Week 8 – Oregon vs. Washington State
In Pullman, Corso picked the Cougars to beat the Ducks.
Week 7 – Wisconsin vs. Michigan
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.
Week 5 – Penn State vs. Ohio State
At GameDay in Happy Valley this week, Corso picked Penn State.
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.
Week 1 – Notre Dame vs. Michigan
In Week 1, Corso wore a Hunchback of Notre Dame outfit (?)….and picked Notre Dame.