Corso on Lamar: He's amazing

Howie Lindsey, Publisher
Cardinal Sports

Former Louisville coach and longtime ESPN analyst Lee Corso says Lamar Jackson is "amazing."


"What this guy does out there is amazing," Corso said Friday in Louisville. "He's like a jackrabbit out there. Shoo-shoo-shoo... he's gone! Plus he can throw the ball."

Jackson is the first player in college football to pass for 3,500 yards and rush for 1,500 yards in a single season. He also accounted for 51 touchdowns last season.

Jackson has five passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns so far this season. Corso believes part of his success is coach Bobby Petrino.

"He's an amazing talent and he's well-coached," Corso said, calling Bobby Petrino "the best play-caller in college football."

It's a far cry from the Louisville program that Corso used to coach decades ago.

"When I coached at Louisville we used to play over at the Fairgrounds. I went by there the other day," Corso said. "We played on Astro-dirt. It was dirt and we would put a little water on it to make mud so the other teams would be slowed up. It's amazing. What Tom Jurich has done for this school is unbelievable."

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