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Leprechaun's ride down the East Race Helps prepare for GameDay

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It's not everyday that you see a Leprechaun riding the rapids at South Bend's East Race.  But that's what we spotted Thursday afternoon downtown.  The Notre Dame Leprechaun, Bryce, was out there with his helmet on, going down the race with a camera crew.  

"We're doing a little special segment for College GameDay," he said.  Joining the Leprechaun was Patrick Abrahams, a production coordinator for ESPN's College GameDay. 

Abrahams and the Leprechaun were out shooting what they called"flavor shots," shots of cool places that will give viewers across the country a sense of what Notre Dame and South Bend are all about on Saturday. 

"It's probably one of the most historic, most beautiful campuses we visit throughout the year,' Abrahams said.  There's no telling what they'll end up doing with the East Race footage, but we do know the guys at GameDay have a history of having fun, especially Lee Corso. 

Corso is the outspoken GameDay Prognosticator who playfully shows his pick by wearing a symbol of the school he thinks will win.

Let's just say he wasn't on our side last time he was at Notre Dame in 2005.

"Is he going to pick the Irish?"  We asked the Leprechaun. 

"I have a pretty good inclination that he's going to pick the Irish," he said.  "He knows who the favorite team is."

"Has he asked you to borrow your outfit?"  We asked.

"You'll have to watch the show," he said.  

Here's a little background on Corso's "headgear picks" at Notre Dame.  He's picked against the Irish all three times he's made a pick while in South Bend.  He's 2-1.  

The athletic department over at Notre Dame tells us there will be room for about 450 people on the Library Quad when the show airs... so you have to get there early!

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