LSU Tigers: Tommy Amaker

Clarence Ceasar couldn't believe what he was hearing Wednesday.

"They've already had outsiders - John Brady and Trent Johnson," he said. "They don't need to be bring Jamie Dixon in here."

Frustration was in the voice of Ceasar, an LSU basketball star from the early 1990s who was a teammate of Shaquille O'Neal. He had just read reports that surfaced Wednesday that Dixon, the Pittsburgh head coach, was being interviewed for the LSU head basketball coach opening (reports that were later refuted).

Ceasar, once a streak-shooting, defensive-minded 6-foot-7 forward and now a high school coach at Washington-Marion High in Lake Charles, La, thought it was nonsense.

"They need to bring Johnny Jones over there if they care about LSU basketball," he said. "They should have done it four years ago."

Ceasar was reacting to the news of a strange day in what has been a strange search. Before it was over, he'd have reason to be less frustrated.

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