There is always mystery and intrigue surrounding the end of College GameDay. And not just to see which headgear Lee Corso is going to wear on a given Saturday.
Recently, the show has made a tradition of bringing on guest pickers to make their calls on the day’s slate of games. They’re typically celebrities with ties to the host school, and in the past they’ve ranged from Katy Perry to the Phillie Phanatic. Typically, the guest picker is not revealed until Saturday morning.
Aaron Rodgers came to the set of GameDay during Week 1, when Wisconsin hosted LSU at Lambeau Field. But that was a special instance on a semi-neutral field.
Saturday, when No. 8 Wisconsin hosts No. 2 Ohio State in Madison and again attracts GameDay, we’re expecting a guest picker with a bigger Badger connection. So here are five potential guest pickers for Saturday and reasons why they should be booked. We want to hear your thoughts, so make sure to vote in our poll below.
With his brother T.J. playing like an All-Big Ten player, J.J. already has a huge reason to be at Camp Randall on Saturday. And since he is out with an injury, he doesn’t need to worry about getting ready for Houston’s game Sunday night with Indianapolis. Watt has proven in commercials that he’s comfortable in front of the camera, and he’s one of the most famous Wisconsin alumni.
Everyone needs something to kill time in retirement, right? Ryan called it quits last season as the Badgers’ basketball coach, and after four Big Ten regular season titles and a 2014 run to the national championship game, Ryan has a lot of fans in Madison.
A former Wisconsin swimmer, Holm has been a breakout star on Comedy Central’s Workaholics. Ders could provide some great comedy alongside Lee Corso and would likely be a hit with students.
— Anders Holm (@ders808) April 2, 2015
Dayne not only won the Heisman Trophy in 1999, but during his senior season he ran for 161 yards and tied a career-high with four touchdowns against Ohio State. The underdog Badgers thumped the Buckeyes, 42-17, 17 years ago, so having Dayne around could bring some good luck.
Kaminsky is a fan favorite after leading the Badgers to that national title game in 2014. His schedule could also allow for a trip back to Madison. The Charlotte Hornets don’t play another preseason game until Monday.