Former Louisville football head coach and current LSU analyst Steve Kragthorpe was already having a rough night after the Texas A&M game on Saturday, then he got punched.
Kragthorpe, who was the head coach at the University of Louisville from 2007-2009, was hit by a credentialed Texas A&M fan at Kyle Field in College Station just moments after the Aggies’ seven-overtime victory over the Tigers, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate.
Kragthorpe was uninjured, according to the report. He was LSU’s offensive coordinator before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011 and has since been an offensive analyst for the Tigers.
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Steve Kragthorpe’s brother, Kurt Kragthorpe: a sports columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune, pointed out that A&M fans attacked a former coach for their team.
Steve Kragthorpe was on the staff at Texas A&M from 1997-2000, serving as offensive coordinator the final three seasons and helping the Aggies win the Big 12 title in 1998. After being fired at U of L, he returned to the program as wide receivers coach briefly in 2010 before leaving the team.
“Nice way to treat the guy who 20 years ago called the game-winning play for the last conference championship A&M will ever win,” Kurt Kragthorpe tweeted. “That’s the spirit of Aggieland.”
Kevin Faulk, LSU’s director of player personnel and former NFL running back for the New England Patriots, was then swept up in the skirmish and was seen sparring with the fan, according to the Advocate.
Both LSU and Texas A&M are investigating the incident.
Steve Kragthorpe coached at Louisville after Bobby Petrino left to coach the Atlanta Falcons in 2007.
His three years with the Cardinals were uneventful and were marred by a 6-6 season in 2007 and then led the first opening day loss since 2002 against the Kentucky Wildcats in 2008. Overall, he had a 15-21 record in Louisville.
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