CARD: Pro Set 1991 World League Helmet Insert
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 11/12 RECEIVED: 11/22 (10 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2021, C/o ESPN
- Lee Corso was a great athlete and after high school was immediately identified by the Brookyn Dodgers as a baseball prospect to play short stop.
- Opted to go to college instead at Florida State, where he played both defensive back and quarterback in college from 1953-1957.
- Possessing great speed and anticipation, Corso set the school’s career interception record at the time with 14.
- Although he had a successful college career, he was not selected in the NFL draft.
- Went into coaching at the college ranks almost immediately, spending time at Maryland (1959-65) and Navy (1966-68) as a positional coach.
- From there in 1969 Corso served as head coach of Louisville through 1972.
- He’s perhaps most iconically known as head coach of Indiana, a role he served in from 1973-82.
- Led the Hoosiers to two winning seasons, including an upset victory over the Brigham Young Cougars in the Holiday Bowl.
- Finished 41-68-2 at Indiana.
- Spent one year at Northern Illinois University going 4-6-1.
- College coaching record is 73-85-6.
- Head coach of the USFL Orlando Renegades in 1985, where he went 5-13.
- Lee then joined the WLAF where he served as general manager of the Orlando Thunder for the 1991 season.
- He was very excited to be a part of the venture, but due to ongoing commitments to ESPN, probably couldn’t return to the squad for their 1992 campaign.
- Has been an analyst since 1987 for ESPN.
Lee Corso to me, is like the Dick Vitale of college football. He’s beloved by all and everybody loves his quips and antics. I tried him first via ESPN, but after that latest (and multiple other) failure(s), I think the door on TTM through the network is now closed. He has very few cards. I think he had a Press Pass Legends or something like that. -I think I flushed that on the first attempt that failed.