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Lee Corso touts SEC as best conference, talks Alabama, Auburn and LSU

 

Don’t count ESPN personality and College GameDay analyst Lee Corso among the folks who think the SEC is taking a back seat to the Big Ten or the ACC.

With the rise of Ohio State under Urban Meyer and Michigan under Jim Harbaugh, there’s been some talk, especially last year, that the Big Ten has caught and surpassed the SEC as the nation’s premier conference. Even FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd thinks the ACC is better than the SEC at this point, and with Clemson beating Alabama in the national championship, you can’t call his argument completely crazy.

The conference’s work on the field speaks for itself, and most recently, the SEC dominated the NFL Draft, too. No doubt it has the largest collection of talent in the country, but there is an argument for the lack of elite coaches not named Nick Saban. That doesn’t mean it’s not the best conference though.

Corso hopped on The Opening Kickoff on WNSP-FM 105.5 (Opening Kickoff Hour 2 at 31:00) to discuss all things SEC, and among them, he touted the conference’s strength, especially when compared to the Big Ten.

“It’s the SEC,” he said. “It’s the best football conference in the country, but Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State are in a real good conference. Wisconsin is pretty good. But what they did in the bowl games really hurt them. They didn’t win a single bowl game, those top three teams. And that kills them from a national perception. There is talk about them catching up to the SEC, but they haven’t.”

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Corso continued, “The whole SEC is a great conference. You take all the weight of the SEC. That’s the difference between the SEC and other conferences. There are six, seven, eight real good teams in the SEC, and now Alabama — head and shoulders — is above everyone else. But there are very good teams right under them.”

Corso chose not to pick his College Football Playoff four teams yet, and he really didn’t offer any other predictions. But he did elaborate on Alabama, Auburn and LSU.

When asked about what sets Alabama apart from the SEC and makes them a perennial contender, Corso pointed to one specific reason.

“Recruiting,” he said bluntly.

“The fact is people try and make some things about ‘they have so many coaches; they have a nutrition coach.’ Let me tell you something, it gets down to recruiting. The guy who gets the best players year-in and year-out is going to win.”

Corso also offered a warning to the Crimson Tide about Auburn this season, especially with the addition of Jarrett Stidham.

“I tell you what, Auburn is going to be a good football team,” Corso said. “You better watch out, Alabama, because that quarterback, Jarret Stidham, he can play. He’s going to make Auburn a real good football team.”

When the hosts asked Corso the differences between Alabama and LSU in recent history, he pointed to the quarterback play.

“LSU has not had a quarterback,” he explained. “You can recruit great athletes, but you better get a quarterback. The No. 1 job of a coach is to recruit a quarterback. Their talent is good but it isn’t as good as Alabama. There’s no doubt about that.”

While Corso talked SEC, he also offered a bit of humor. The former Florida State player said he was famous at FSU for one thing: being Burt Reynolds’ roommate.

“The guy was so good looking, I used him for bait,” he said. “He’d go out there and bring two girls back. One was ugly, and I got her. His ugly girlfriends were better than anything I could get on my own. And boy, with his looks and my car, we’d kill ’em in Tallahassee.”

While Corso’s health has been under the microscope in recent history, he is a national treasure, and he’s great for college football. Here’s to hoping for many more seasons for the analyst.

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gr82be    743

Wow, I hope none of those girls he dated at FSU read this story. :-\ 

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aubiefifty    514

i could not stand corso back in the nineties. he gave baby bowden hell for cheating when dye and company were at fault. terry pretty much cleaned corso's clock over his remarks but it barely slowed corso down. then lightening hit his car parked outside our stadium. man i loved that...yes i am a bad puppy............but it seemed corso slowed down some after that and i eventually came to like him.

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A guy who is a caricature of himself, an eighty something year old with obvious stroke related issues putting on college mascot heads and having the likes of Desmond Howard laugh his ass off at him is a national treasure?  Whatever....

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doc4aday    473

Corso is great guy and great for college football. I hope he is around for another 10 years.

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Tiger    1,675

Who would win in a fight? Corso or Lou Holtz?

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McLoofus    3,609
32 minutes ago, Tiger said:

Who would win in a fight? Corso or Lou Holtz?

If it's on television, then we all win. 

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Tiger    1,675
2 minutes ago, McLoofus said:

If it's on television, then we all win. 

LOL perfect answer

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triangletiger    406
1 hour ago, Tiger said:

Who would win in a fight? Corso or Lou Holtz?

Lou would gain the advantage when Lee, slightly disoriented from the mascot head that he donned (ironically thinking it would afford him some protection), slips in a puddle of saliva.  Lou would then use his glasses to focus the sunlight (a la a magnifying glass and an anthill) and set Lee on fire.

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Tiger    1,675
11 minutes ago, triangletiger said:

Lou would gain the advantage when Lee, slightly disoriented from the mascot head that he donned (ironically thinking it would afford him some protection), slips in a puddle of saliva.  Lou would then use his glasses to focus the sunlight (a la a magnifying glass and an anthill) and set Lee on fire.

LOLOL I gotta say I underestimated Lou's aquatic advantage he had over Corso. 

That is one hell of a finishing move -- FATALITY

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triangletiger    406
2 minutes ago, Tiger said:

LOLOL I gotta say I underestimated Lou's aquatic advantage he had over Corso. 

That is one hell of a finishing move -- FATALITY

I'm envisioning it as something in a future South Park episode.

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Tiger    1,675
37 minutes ago, triangletiger said:

I'm envisioning it as something in a future South Park episode.

Oh man they would make a hilarious episode of this. I can only imagine how they would portray Lou hahaha

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Slammer1    60
On 5/13/2017 at 9:20 AM, McLoofus said:

I love Corso.

Corso nailed it why bama is on the top of the heap, recruiting, plain and simple and everyone on this board knows why. They have a license to steal with Emmert at the head of the NCAA. and that other outfit, the REC. It will come to a head one of these days or at least I hope it does, so, until then we just have to deal with it. You can call Corso a buffoon or whatever but he makes the game day show very entertaining and fun to watch and in my opinion that is good for the game.

WDE!!!

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McLoofus    3,609
1 hour ago, Slammer1 said:

Corso nailed it why bama is on the top of the heap, recruiting, plain and simple and everyone on this board knows why. They have a license to steal with Emmert at the head of the NCAA. and that other outfit, the REC. It will come to a head one of these days or at least I hope it does, so, until then we just have to deal with it. You can call Corso a buffoon or whatever but he makes the game day show very entertaining and fun to watch and in my opinion that is good for the game.

WDE!!!

Agreed! God forbid someone not take oneself too seriously on a CFB tv show.

You'd think folks still think wrestling is real, the way they respond to some of these tv personalities. 

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Tiger    1,675
19 hours ago, McLoofus said:

Agreed! God forbid someone not take oneself too seriously on a CFB tv show.

You'd think folks still think wrestling is real, the way they respond to some of these tv personalities. 

What?? You think football is a game???

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AUld fAUx@    1,120
1 hour ago, oracle79 said:

When did they start getting WIFI in nursing homes?

Now, now. Geezers care.

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SaturdayGT    67

  Im kinda sentimental when it comes to sports. Corso has been around for as long as I can remember. College Game day is a fall saturday staple for me....well kind of,...I dont watch it all the time, but still.... As Corso goes, so does college game day, when that goes, those fall saturdays will be a little empty in the mornings for me. I just cant imagine many who could step in for Corso who could match his character or entertainment.

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