ESPN’s College GameDay was in Athens, Georgia for the Bulldogs’ top-10 matchup — with major College Football Playoff implications — against Notre Dame on Saturday.
Lee Corso used part of the broadcast to issue what he felt was an overdue apology to the Georgia bulldog mascot, which is decidedly one of the best in college football. Back in 2008 ahead of the Georgia-Alabama game, Corso not only picked the Crimson Tide to win — they did, 41-30 — but he also called the bulldog ugly in the process.
In a flashback clip to the 11-year-old GameDay broadcast, Corso says:
“I would have gone to Georgia if I didn’t go to Florida State, but that dog is ugly!”
So Saturday, Corso apologized to the bulldog. And then called him ugly again.
LC apologizes to Uga for calling him ugly in 2008!! Too funny pic.twitter.com/K21MRKM7UX
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 21, 2019
“I want to apologize for calling you ugly. I have had a heavy heart ever since then. I hope my words didn’t do anything to help you lose that game against Alabama. I want you to know I love you, and I want you to know I’m picking you to win this game. But I still think you’re ugly!”
Seriously, this is an awesome mascot. Look at this dog!
12/10 would pet all day pic.twitter.com/4A0jE5RJwh
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 21, 2019
No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 3 Georgia kick off at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.