Lee Corso cut his lip, started bleeding during sword fight with Kirk Herbstreit (GIF)


Lee Corso may have the most dangerous job in college football. The eccentric analyst seems to take his life into his own hands on the set of ESPN’s College GameDay every week. On Saturday, he even started bleeding.

Corso pleased the home crowd by picking USC to pull off the upset over Stanford. Naturally, he adorned himself with Trojans attire while revealing his pick. He then engaged in a sword fight with Kirk Herbstreit, which resulted in a bleeding face.

Last month, Corso was beaten up by Bill Murray on the set of College GameDay. At this rate, everyone’s favorite crazy uncle may not even make it through the end of the season.

GIF and Photo via SB Nation

Kirk Herbstreit goes off on Northern Illinois being in a BCS game (Video)

Northern Illinois has quickly emerged as this year’s punching bag for those who despise the BCS system. The 2012-2013 bowl schedule was released over the weekend, and the 12-1 Huskies — who capped off the season with a 12-game winning streak — earned themselves a spot in the Orange Bowl against Florida State. Like many others, Kirk Herbstreit was in awe of the selection.

Herbstreit appeared on ESPN on Sunday evening to discuss the BCS selections, and he pulled no punches when talking about Northern Illinois. His rant starts at about the 3:00-mark of the video above.

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Kirk Herbstreit still defending Joe Paterno’s legacy

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit spoke about Joe Paterno’s legacy on Thursday and showed little understanding about the significance of the Freeh commission’s findings.

Herbstreit, a former Ohio State quarterback, was one of the few people who used his platform on ESPN to defend Joe Paterno the day the late coach was exposed for covering up years of Jerry Sandusky’s pedophilia.

“Obviously I think a lot of us in the college football world are stunned by the details of the report,” Herbstreit said. “I think it’s very easy to sit here today and look at all the things that Joe Paterno did not do, and clearly that’s going to have a major, major impact on his legacy.

“At the same time, there are so many former Penn State players that I’ve met over the last 15 or 20 years. If there’s one school that I’m always impressed with their alumni and always impressed with the guys who played football for Joe Paterno, of all the universities out there, the one school that I would say that seems to be a step above everybody else, it’s the Penn State players. And Joe Paterno had a lot to do with how those guys went through that program and how they turned out to be. I think to completely turn away from that is doing his legacy an injustice.”

Famed college football announcer Brent Musburger was too disgusted by the report’s findings to discuss Paterno’s legacy. Mark May, another ESPN college football analyst, termed Paterno as “morally culpable” as Jerry Sandusky. Herbstreit sung a different tune.

“This is going to have a long-term effect. People are talking about bringing down the statue, Nike’s already stepped up and they’re going to take his name off of what they’ve done out there, so it’s going to have a big impact. But at the same time,” Herbstreit said, “I’m also going to choose to remember some of the good that he did, and the lives that he touched of young men that went through his program.”

Herbstreit was then asked how the findings would impact Penn State’s football program moving forward. I guess they missed the big message that Penn State’s problem was prioritizing football over everything else.

As for a response to Herbstreit, Paterno may have positively impacted many lives, but how much is that worth when compared to the lives of innocent children he severely damaged because he wanted to protect his football program? Not much to me. For an extremely well written piece on Paterno’s damaged legacy, read this brilliant column by Yahoo!’s Dan Wetzel.

Ohio State Fans Have Officially Driven Kirk Herbstreit to Insanity

College football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has officially lost his mind. The former Ohio State quarterback was previewing the Pac-12 for ESPN, and as LBS contributors Corey and Aaron pointed out to me, he actually picked the bum bum bum … UCLA Bruins to win the conference. Mind you, Herbstreit said that Oregon has a real shot at getting back to the national championship game. Oh yeah, he also put Stanford’s Andrew Luck in the same sentence as Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan. Oh, and the coach he said was under the most pressure? You guessed it, Rick Neuheisel.

So let’s recap: Kirk Herbstreit thinks Oregon can get back to the title game, Andrew Luck is as prepared for his senior year as Peyton Manning was at Tennessee, and that Rick Neuheisel is under the most pressure in the conference, yet he still picked the sorry Bruins to win the title.

Herbstreit did say USC would finish first in the Pac-12 South but because of their postseason ban, the second place team (UCLA) would go to the championship game instead. And yes, crazy enough, he thinks UCLA will beat Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game.

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Kirk Herbstreit Moved Out of Ohio Because of Fan Heckling

Kirk Herbstreit and his family have moved out of Ohio. Take it from one who knows: moving it tough, not fun. It must be even less fun when you are heckled out of town.  According to Herbsteit, that’s exactly why he and his family chose to relocate to Nashville, Tenn.

Herbstreit was a quarterback at The Ohio State in the late 80s and early 90s.  Although he works as a college football analyst for ESPN, he insists you won’t find a bigger Buckeyes fan in the country. “Nobody loves Ohio State more than me,” Herbstreit told The Columbus Dispatch. “I still have a picture of Woody Hayes and my dad (Jim, a former OSU player) in my office, and nobody will do more than I do for the university behind the scenes.”

However, Herbstreit said there is a small fraction of the Ohio State community that takes issue with his responsibility as an objective analyst, and it was their criticism over the years that forced him out of Ohio.  “I’ve got a job to do, and I’m going to continue to be fair and objective,” he explained. “To continue to have to defend myself and my family in regards to my love and devotion to Ohio State is unfair.”

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T.O. Flips Out on Twitter Over Kirk Herbstreit Gameday Comments

Terrell Owens is the sensitive type, but that’s nothing new. He and his partner in crime often appear to be more concerned with public attention than winning games, though we know that’s not the case.

One of Terrell Owens’ weaknesses is being too caught up with what people think of him. If T.O. were smart, he’d ignore criticism but unfortunately it engulfs him far too often. Take what happened Saturday morning for example.

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit apparently criticized the Bengals offense on College GameDay. Based on a tweet from Mike Tauber, Herbstreit “said he couldn’t believe he thought [Chad Ochocinco] and TO on the same side of the ball would be dynamic, he said awful.”

The result was a twitter tirade by T.O., as we found out from The Big Lead.

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