But Troy University has no record Forrest ever completed the program.
In a statement, Cliff Lusk with media relations for the university said, "According to our records, he did not receive a masters. He did take classes, but he did not complete the requirements for graduation."
News 2 asked the LSU Athletic Department for Forrest's resume and an on camera interview. We wanted to know if Forrest had listed a masters from Troy in his resume given to LSU, what type of background checks, if any, LSU performs with new hires, and if Forrest was forced out.
None of it was answered, and in an emailed statement, LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Herb Vincent said, "as stated in the press release issued Monday, Coach Forrest has resigned for personal reasons and LSU has no further comment.
He has just kept repeating it. At least two other schools, North Texas and Arkansas State, didn't catch it.
I don't have a big problem with LSU covering for Forrest.
Forrest was dishonest, Isaac was not.