Although it’s a particularly weird rivalry weekend in college football with only some traditional rivalry games being played, the Iron Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 22 Auburn is still happening Saturday.
The Crimson Tide are looking for revenge against the Tigers after losing, 48-45, in 2019, they’ll have to do it without coach Nick Saban, who recently tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. (Saban previously tested positive for the coronavirus, but it was false.)
The Alabama-Auburn game is where ESPN’s College GameDay show was broadcasting from Saturday morning. But while most of the crew was at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Lee Corso continued to do the show from his home studio in Orlando — something he’s done all season.
And for the second time this season, Corso’s headgear pick was in favor of Alabama. The last time Corso went with the Crimson Tide for his marquee pick, they were playing Georgia in October, and Corso announced his decision from the top of a giant elephant. This time, Corso’s pick was a bit less extravagant — he said his neighbors weren’t too happy about it — but he still went with Alabama.
BIG AL’S BACK 🐘
Corso picks the Tide in the Iron Bowl!
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 28, 2020
It’s the 34th time Corso’s picked Alabama, which is more than any other team, per ESPN.
Joe Namath was GameDay‘s guest picker, and, of course, the Alabama legend went with his alma mater too.
Corso also picked Colorado over San Diego State, Washington over Utah, No. 12 Indiana over Maryland, Purdue over Rutgers, No. 8 Northwestern over Michigan State, Michigan over Penn State, Mississippi State over Ole Miss and No. 5 Texas A&M over LSU.