I’ve always loved ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso after covering him two seasons for the Indiana Daily Student in the mid 1970s. Corso was such a colorful quote that he made covering Indiana University football a joy for a young sports writer.
I was saddened with the news that Corso recently suffered a minor stroke. The good news is he plans to be back for the kickoff of the 2009 college football season.
Corso suffered no permanent damage in the minor stroke, which was caused by the blockage to a small artery. He is expected to make a full recovery.
“This is just a small bump in the road,” Corso said in a statement issued by ESPN. “A ‘not so fast, my friend’ in my game of life. I look forward to making a full recovery and returning to ESPN for my 23rd season analyzing the greatest sport in the world — college football.”
Corso, who played at Florida State, also coached at Louisville, Northern Illinois and the USFL’s Orlando Renegades. He joined ESPN in 1987.