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LSU News & Notes Heading into National Championship Monday

Loyal young LSU fan from Alabama rewarded with tickets to CFP title game

Jan. 13, 2020 will be an unforgettable day for Colton Moore.

The 9-year-old Odenville, Alabama native is a devout LSU football fan despite being raised by a family of Auburn football fans. Moore, who is a spina bifida patient, had the opportunity to meet Coach Ed Orgeron in October and the two struck up a special relationship.

Now Moore is headed to New Orleans to witness LSU compete vs. Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, according to The Advocate.

In a Facebook post, Moore’s mom Jennifer says that her son received the tickets from “a sweet lady” named Kristie Riche Allen.

Spina bifida is a birth defect that affects the ability of a baby’s spinal cord to properly develop. Moore has also contracted meningitis, cannot eat food by mouth, and needs nightly breathing assistance. Moore has undergone 38 surgeries and will have two more by the end of January.

Moore is extremely excited for the opportunity to witness his favorite college football and hopefully celebrate a national championship.

“He is stoked! When we told him he was pretty much in shock and just kept saying “no way”!!!” Jennifer Moore said. “But you can’t wipe this big grin off his face! Now the countdown to NOLA begins!!!”

LSU plasters New Orleans with billboards in advance of national championship

The LSU takeover in New Orleans is already underway. LSU is making their presence felt leading up to the national championship.

LSU has planted billboards across the Crescent City at various undisclosed locations.

LSU’s Baton Rouge campus is roughly just 80 miles from New Orleans, so the large amount of gold and purple clad fans will definitely make the Superdome feel like Tiger Stadium.

Joe Burrow recalls how Coach O used crawfish to reel him in

Heisman Trophy quarterback Joe Burrow is the prize catch of LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s 2018 recruiting. Burrow recently shared an interesting story about how Orgeron goes above and beyond in his treatment of prospects to create a lasting impact on the recruiting trail.

During his courting process, Orgeron invited Burrow to a restaurant in Baton Rouge. Burrow expressed an interest in crawfish. However, the local delicacy wasn’t on the menu.

Have no fear, Coach O to the rescue. Orgeron tactfully persuaded the manager to purchase 15 pounds of crawfish for the occasion.

Needless to say, Burrow came away extremely impressed by Orgeron’s gesture. Shortly after, Burrow committed to LSU and the rest is blissful history for Tigers fans.

Cox Sports TV has your all-access pass for Monday night’s national championship

Before kickoff, LSU Gameday Live has complete pre-game coverage with hosts Jacob Hester, Gordy Rush, Eric Alexander, Victor Howell and Emily Dixon.

Then after the game, tune in to LSU tonight for highlights, in-depth analysis, exclusive behind the scenes access and player interviews.

LSU Gameday LIVE – Monday, January 13 at 11:00 am CT on Cox Sports TV (Cox Ch. 1037 in Louisiana. Other regions check local listings).

LSU Tonight airs after the game (10:30 pm CT).