“We used to play noon-time basketball, and I used to get him,” Fisher said during his weekly news conference in College Station. “If we were playing (basketball instead of football), we’d be OK. But I’m getting older now.”
Asked for his version of those events Tuesday, Smart said Fisher’s account is a myth.
“I was coaching at Valdosta State or somewhere,” Smart said. “When I came, the only guy that played was Muschamp. The rest of them were long gone. They were getting ice baths or something. They didn’t even play basketball. So I didn’t even play basketball with Jimbo. I don’t know, he dreamed that up.”
Smart and Fisher were at LSU together only one year, in 2004, when Smart coached defensive backs. Fisher was with the Tigers as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2000-06. Muschamp was at LSU as linebackers coach and/or defensive coordinator from 2001-04.