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.
9-year-old Colton Moore, an LSU fan from Alabama, has been gifted tickets to watch the Tigers play in the national championship! 💛💜https://t.co/2RdHJXFEgk
— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) January 4, 2020
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.
New Orleans… pic.twitter.com/fq88pLa1a9
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) January 7, 2020
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.
Joe Burrow said that during his recruitment, he went out to dinner with Ed Orgeron. When they got to the restaurant, Orgeron found out they didn’t serve crawfish. So Orgeron had the restaurant manager go out and get 15 lbs of crawfish and cook it for them anyway. That’s peak O.
— Hale Yes! (@ADavidHaleJoint) December 12, 2019
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).