It seems unlikely that ESPN would want to mess with success, but the site SEC Live News says there could be big changes ahead for GameDay. The entry comes with this disclaimer: "Don’t take this as the final truth, but remember where you heard it first if it indeed all plays out. We don’t start rumors here at SEC Live News, but secrets aren’t our style."
OK, now that we have that out of the way, here is what SEC Live News says might happen:
Lee Corso is to be replaced by Lou Holtz.
Chris Fowler is also leaving the show. He will be replaced by Karl Ravech.
The site said Home Depot, the main sponsor of GameDay, is pushing for the moves.
In addition, Tommy Tuberville is in talks to be a color commentator for the network. This would be an stunning development considering that Tuberville ripped ESPN in during an appearance before the Montgomery Quarterback Club in October 2005.
"ESPN has gotten so much power lately, it's kinda scary," he said. "And most of their analysts are coaches who haven't won any games. That's why they're there. I think you know who I'm talking about.
"And Lou Holtz gets on there and talks about what a team has to do win that game, and the guy couldn't beat anybody in our conference. These guys will come talk to you and look you straight in the eye and tell you something, then they'll get on the air and say something else.
"ESPN, I'll tell you, I don't have much to do with them anymore."
Updated: One of our friends in the media checked with a source at ESPN and says there is "no truth" to a shuffling of the GameDay lineup. ... And SEC Live News is now retracting its post, which has been replaced with this:
"Not so fast my friend! We’ve received an email from ESPN's communications department, and their official stance is that there is no truth to this rumor. So for all you Corso haters out there it seems like he and the rest of the gang will be back for the upcoming season."