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Ticket requests overwhelming LSU staff

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The players aren't the only ones having to deal with tons of ticket requests for the Alabama-LSU game.

LSU's athletic staff is also having to field phone calls and emails dealing with people wanting tickets for this epic matchup. From friends and family to NFL personnel, coach Les Miles' secretary, Ya'el Lofton, has had at least 500 requests for extra tickets. She was allotted 20 and was able to get 30 more.

Needless to say, she wasn't able to come close to hitting that 500 number, but having such requests is a good thing, Lofton said.

"If we had a million extra, it wouldn't be enough," she said.

"It's always a good thing to not have enough tickets. There was a time around here when we couldn't give them away, so it's wonderful to have these problems."