LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U of L students are used to parties. One of the biggest of the year comes to campus when College GameDay drives a big orange bus into Cardinal country.

"I'd say this whole lawn area out here will be full. It will be fun," said fan Joe Rush.

Set up started Thursday. On Friday, Lee Corso, Rece Davis, and the rest of the TV stars landed in Louisville.

For Corso, it is another trip down memory lane. 

"When I started in Louisville, we played at a fairground stadium. I went by it the other day, great place," he said.

It wasn't all that long ago Corso coached the Cards.

"When I came for my interview for the head coaching job at Louisville, I was interviewed right there, right upstairs there," said Corso.

He's talking about Grawemeyer Hall. His show's set now sits in the foreground.

The College GameDay favorite only gets nostalgic for a few minutes. He wants to talk game, and U of L star Lamar Jackson. It's why he and his TV buddies are here.

"I thought Roger Staubach was the greatest football player I've ever seen play football and this guy's close. In my opinion he's better than Michael Vick," Corso said.

"Obviously Lamar is the most electric player in college football," GameDay host Rece Davis added.

If you're familiar with the show, you know Corso's pick at the end of the game featuring a mascot head, means more than anyone else's, including celebrities on the panel. 

So which way is he leaning?

"My heart's one way, my head's the other way. Last time we were here, my head was one way, my heart was the other way," Corso said.

That's all you're going to get. No matter the pick, Corso can't help but smile anytime his show rolls through, and he gets a look at the university Louisville has become.

"It's come up farther than any other school in America, I think. There's no question in my mind," said Corso.

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