BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It is always a media frenzy at LSU when ESPN's College Gameday comes to town and Friday was no different as thousands of football fans flocked to Death Valley for the purple and gold's homecoming game against Ole Miss on Saturday.
When one man first set up his tent at LSU to get his spot, he was lonely, but that didn't last long as many noisy "neighbors" quickly moved into the area. And "Beetlejuice," as his fans call him, was kind enough to provide a little entertainment for the ESPN College Gameday crew as it set up for its big show outside Tiger Stadium.
"I played for a bunch of people," 'Beetlejuice' said. "I played for the security ladies, neighbors over here and they really liked it."
His buddy and fellow Tiger fan, Dave Richardson, happened by to add a little moral support.
"He threw some lyrics in there with Coach Miles and the boys," Richardson said.
"Beetlejuice" arrived early in order to get his sign on national television. It displays his favorite LSU player, senior offensive lineman La'el Collins.
"It's taken on a life of its own," said ESPN's Chris Fowler. "I think when people watch the show to see what the signs are that's interesting for us. It helps."
By the way, just Friday afternoon "Beetlejuice" had already seen some success, as his sign appeared on ESPN and he was holding it proudly.
Fowler also talked about his love for the atmosphere at LSU. He said he will always remember covering the earthquake game against Auburn in 1988 as a young sideline reporter.
LSU will take on Ole Miss at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.