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The final three words on Lee Corso’s work phone voice mail are “life is good.” Actually, it’s gooood, Corso’s throaty delivery emphasizing that sometimes just waking up in the morning makes it so.

“I believe that. Life is very good,” said Corso, the former Indiana University football coach who since 1987 has brought a measure of lightheartedness to college football as the amusing foil on ESPN’s hugely popular “College GameDay,” which airs from a different campus each week. “I’ve got my health, I’ve got my family, and I’ve got my faith in God.

“That is all I need. That’s it.”

It can be debated now and long after the 77-year-old Floridian is gone that no one lands on his feet quite like Corso, the unofficial embodiment of glass half-full.

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