ESPN College GameDay host Lee Corso laughs during the telecast from The Junction prior to Mississippi State playing Auburn in an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct 11, 2014. No.3 Mississippi State beat No. 2 Auburn 38-23. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Lee Corso Previews the Gators and the Upcoming College Football Season

WRUF’s Steve Russell recently talked with ESPN’s Lee Corso about the upcoming college football season. Corso, for lack of a better word, is a college football legend. Sports fans may remember him for his knowledgeable and opinionated analyses on Saturday mornings on the Emmy-Award winning College Gameday – and his head gear predictions are legendary.

This year’s College Gameday kicks off at arguably the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World, for Florida’s season-opening game against in-state rival Miami.

Corso’s Thoughts

Russell and Corso had plenty to discuss in terms of the upcoming seasons. One of the biggest questions – after Clemson and Alabama, who can round out the top four and compete for a National Championship?

The most interesting on that list – Nebraska. Last year, they ended the season with just four wins. The Huskers, typically a solid Big 10 competitor, will need to redeem themselves this year.  They’ll see its first marquee game of the season on Sept. 28 against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

But another important question to ask – how are the Gators going to shape up this season? Right now, Florida is ranked eighth in the both the AP and Coaches preseason polls. Above all for Corso, the level of success the Gators will see this season relies on quarterback Feleipe Franks. He also shared who he believes is the best man coming back to the team.

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will be entering his second season with the Gator program. His defense totaled 26 takeaways and scored 85 points off turnovers. Junior cornerback C.J. Henderson will be leading the unit this season. The Gator cornerback was just ranked on the ESPN and Sports Illustrated preseason All-American College Football team.

Corso also talked about what to expect when the Gators and Hurricanes meet this weekend.

It will be interesting to see how Saturday’s game pans out. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. in Orlando. Corso will be at the Magic Kingdom for the first College Gameday of the season.

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