The credentialed member of the Texas A&M sideline, who was involved in a fight with LSU director of player development Kevin Faulk Saturday night in College Station, has reportedly been identified as head coach Jimbo Fisher’s nephew Cole Fisher.
The Baton Rouge Advocate reports that several sources have identified Cole Fisher as the perpetrator of the wild brawl.
The fight, which can be seen in the video below, took place after Fisher allegedly punched LSU offensive analyst Steve Kragthorpe, who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and has a pacemaker.
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Kragthorpe, a former A&M offensive coordinator under R.C. Slocum in the early 2000s has been a member of LSU’s staff for many years. Jimbo Fisher was a former LSU offensive coordinator who worked at the school from 2000-06.
Kragthorpe was stunned when he was punched, according to his comments to the Lafayette (La.) Daily Advertiser.
“Out of nowhere, I got nailed,” Kragthorpe told the Daily Advertiser. “I didn’t go down, but I clutched over. I was like, ‘Damn, he got me right in my pacemaker.’ Then it started fluttering like he jostled it. I feel OK, but not as good as I was. I felt like he tore something in there. I will be seeing my neurologist in Baton Rouge on Monday.”
Kragthorpe, 53, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011. He received the pacemaker in his chest in 2017 to stimulate his brain.
The brawl took place moments after A&M finished off a wild, record-breaking 74-72 seven-overtime victory over LSU Saturday at Kyle Field in College Station. The game took 4 hours and 53 minutes to play.
But then the action rekindled. And the Aggies apparently have a rival which might be approaching the intensity reserved for their now dormant football clashes with Texas.