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ESPN personalities prepare for College GameDay in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Friday afternoon had all the makings of College GameDay.

The crowd was loud, mics were hot, cameras were live and sports stars were in the house.

"This show is about entertainment," said ESPN commentator Rece Davis.

The excitement from Friday is only a fraction of what will happen Saturday, as the ESPN ratings juggernaut broadcasts from U of L for the first time.

"The crowd is going to have an energy," GameDay producer Drew Gallagher said.

There may be no one more excited than former Louisville head coach, turned commentator, Lee Corso.

"I've been waiting over 20 years to come here," he said.

With the thrill of being at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium also comes what he calls a heartbreaking choice.

"The good news, I'm here. The bad news, I've got to pick a winner. It's between my old school Florida State, where I coached and played, and this school, Louisville, which gave me a chance after 11 years as an assistant coach," Corso said.

His will be just one of the story lines set to play out Saturday. The rest will happen on the field. ESPN producers say it made coming to this game a no-brainer.

"These are two top ranked teams, and then if you put on top of that going to a location for the first time, that's always exciting for us," Gallagher said.

Another thing is for sure: the campus is ready for their moment in the national spotlight and to take home one big win.

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