With all the discussion surrounding the initial 2022 College Football Playoff Ranking, rubbingtherock.com takes a look at some of the least favorite sports personalities for Clemson football fans.
Corso has been a part of ESPN’s College Gameday since 1987. His tradition of putting on a team’s headgear when picking the winner of the premier game of the week started in 1996.
If a program has been featured on Gameday many times over the years, then it is inevitable that sometimes Corso will put on their headgear, and sometimes he won’t.
Clemson Football has been in the featured game on Game Day 28 times over the years when Corso made a headgear pick. Of those, Corso has picked Clemson to win the game 14 times, and Clemson went on to win 11 of those contests.
Corso has picked Clemson’s opponent the other 14 times, and on 7 of those occasions, the Tigers emerged victorious, proving Corso wrong.
Corso’s higher rate of being wrong when he picks against Clemson has led many in Tiger Nation to prefer that he pick Clemson’s opponent instead of them, even though the Tigers have a higher rate of success when Corso picks them to win.
It might not be logical, but it has led to many negative tweets when he picks Clemson. Fans seem to think it’s the kiss of death, even though Clemson wins 78% of the time when he picks the Tigers.
Corso upped the stakes with Tiger Nation earlier this season when he flatly declared that Clemson was overrated:
"“Clemson is overrated. Clemson’s overrated, Clemson better be alert for Wake. Wake has lost 13 straight to the Tigers, but this could be the year they win. Why? Because Wake has got an offense that can outscore the Tigers. They’re at home; they’ve won 11 straight games. So, it makes sense to me. Wake Forest upsets No. 5 Clemson today. Clemson’s overrated.”"
Clemson vs Wake Forest was not a headgear pick, but Tiger Nation noticed and took glee when Clemson defeated Wake Forest, even though it took two overtimes to get it done. He has since admitted he was wrong and gave Clemson praise for their performance in Winston-Salem.
I like Corso, and I think a lot of Clemson fans like him too. I think they like to give him a hard time and make things light-hearted, but then again, some Tiger fans aren’t joking. They legitimately think he is awful and wants him to pick against the Tigers because they think he is bad luck, despite the statistics that say otherwise.