Lee Corso can’t wear Aubie’s head, won’t pick Auburn

Any college football fan looks forward to Lee Corso donning the mascot headpiece of whichever school he picks on ESPN’s “College Gameday,” but Corso recently dropped an interesting piece of knowledge while appearing at a panel at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

In his time with the program, the only school that won’t let him wear its mascot’s head is Auburn, who are very committed to protecting the legacy of the character Aubie the Tiger.

Thus, since Corso can’t put Aubie’s head on himself, he won’t pick Auburn.

This led to a former Aubie portrayer, David Reynolds, reach out to Morgan, and the information that Reynolds provided is all the more bizarre.

Now, granted, Corso has indeed picked Auburn to win before. More recently, in 2013, he picked the Tigers to upset Ole Miss and instead of wearing Aubie’s head, he simply put on an Auburn helmet.

Be that as it may, however, Auburn does seem to take its mascot a little too intensely. As great as Aubie is, it’s not like he’s Mr. Met or the Philly Phanatic, both icons in their own right. That said, what’s the harm in having Corso put Aubie’s head on his own for just a couple of minutes, if even that?

Regardless, Auburn’s reasons are its own and if it matters that much, fans will just have to settle for an image of Corso in a helmet.

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