Lee Corso has had a career around the game of college football unlike any other.
Affectionally refereed to as “coach” by the rest of the crew at College GameDay, his involvement in college football spans over six decades. In that time, he’s experienced pretty much every rivalry across the landscape of the FBS.
It’s no surprise which one he thinks is the most intense. It’s the Iron Bowl.
Auburn and Alabama are set to kick off today at 3:30 p.m. ET, and the intensity is as high as ever with both teams ranked in the top 10 and looking for a statement victory to solidify their case for the College Football Playoff.
Lee Corso has forgotten more football than most of us will ever know, so if he says this is the most intense rivalry there is, who can debate him?
“On and off the field, this is the best,” Corso said.
This edition of the game carries huge ramifications in the College Football Playoff picture. If the Tigers can find a way to get past the Crimson Tide with a win, they position themselves to be the first two-loss team to make the playoffs.
If they lose, they’re effectively eliminated from consideration.
Expect a game as heated as ever, with the added flavor of desperation on the Auburn sideline.