Les Miles Invited An LSU Fan With Cancer To Watch Game From The Coaches Box In Total Dude Move



LSU Tigers head football coach Les Miles might have the reputation of being somewhat of a weird cat—after all, the dude eats grass for good luck—but what he did for a Tigers fan for this past weekend’s game against Auburn was anything but strange.

In fact, it turned out to be a move that deserves a round of applause.

Getting word that an LSU fan named Sid Ortis has been battling cancer, Miles not only invited Sid to Tiger Stadium for a critical showdown with SEC rival Auburn, but actually let the 16-year-old watch from the coaches box.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsSo, let me get this straight, in addition to seeing a game inside one of the most iconic and raucous stadiums in college football, against a top-25 team AND a career day by stud LSU running back Leonard Fournette, Sid was sitting next to coaches the ENTIRE time? Sounds like a dream day if you ask me. According to an AL.com story, Miles and Ortis have created a pretty solid bond, with the head coach initially reaching out to the kid before the Tigers’ game against Alabama last season, with Miles offering up some encouraging words, saying: 

“Life is not how long you live, but how well you live it.”

The two also shared a cool moment on the field with the head coach, which was posted by LSU Board of Supervisors member, Scott Ballard’s Facebook:  

Sid is going through a hell of a lot right now, but, at least for one day, things seemed to brighten up for him thanks to his favorite college football team.

[H/T Bleacher Report]