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Report: Former LSU GM Austin Thomas will not join Ole Miss after all

Austin Thomas has endured a rocky offseason, and it doesn’t appear he’ll find a landing spot in the SEC anytime soon. The former LSU general manager — the first of that position in the SEC — was reportedly close to joining Ole Miss this week. He was initially set to join Jeremy Pruitt’s new staff at Tennessee, but backed out before officially coming on board. However, he’s still...
Via SEC Country
15 days ago

Ross Bjork pulls former LSU GM Austin Thomas’ offer to join football staff

Well, there’s another opening again. Ole Miss was expected to hire former LSU general manager Austin Thomas at some point, per a report from FootballScoop. The Nashville native played a huge role in the Tigers’ recruiting prowess and organizational strategies in regards to the overall football program. But, now it appears that all that prowess and strategic approach will not be in...
Via Red Cup Rebellion
16 days ago

Report: Ole Miss is likely landing spot for former LSU GM Austin Thomas

Austin Thomas reportedly could be headed to Ole Miss. On Thursday, Football Scoop’s Scott Roussel published an update about LSU’s coaching staff. Within the post, an interesting nugget about the Tigers’ former general manager was included. You might remember that Thomas left LSU for Tennessee in December, only to have reports surface a few days later that he wasn’t staying in Knoxville...
Via SEC Country
January 18, 2018

Report: Tennessee won’t be hiring former LSU GM Austin Thomas after all

Just when you thought the drama in Knoxville was over, think again. Tennessee was trying to hire former LSU GM Austin Thomas away from the Tigers, but now that deal has reportedly fallen apart and Thomas will no longer be heading to Rocky Top. According to reporter Bruce Feldman, Thomas and the Vols couldn’t agree on a title or what his responsibilities would be: Now, Thomas is back...

Tennessee secures official visit from LSU commit, No. 1 JUCO OT Badara Traore

If you missed the news Wednesday, Tennessee managed to reach into LSU’s program and steal arguably the nation’s best behind the scenes recruiter in GM Austin Thomas. A Tennessee native and graduate, Thomas is viewed by many in the industry as the architect of LSU’s recruiting machine in recent seasons. Related Link: Who is Austin Thomas? Everything you need to know about Jeremy Pruitt...

Tennessee football podcast: What Austin Thomas’ hire means for the Vols in-state recruiting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has lost its cache on the recruiting trail with some in-state recruits. Coach Jeremy Pruitt took a step to change that on Wednesday when he hired LSU general manager Austin Thomas. Thomas was charged with helping the recruiting efforts for the Tigers, specifically in the Volunteer State. LSU recruiting writer Sam Spiegelman joined the podcast to give...
Via SEC Country
December 14, 2017

Report: LSU GM Austin Thomas mentioned as a candidate for role at Tennessee

FootballScoop reported on Saturday that Tennessee may be getting ready to bring LSU general manager Austin Thomas onto its staff to hold a similar role. “The Scoop” cited sources that apparently said there is “chatter” about Thomas being a candidate to join Volunteers head coach Jeremy Pruitt’s staff. “We understand Thomas is head down, working as usual at LSU at this time,” FootballScoop...

Austin Thomas to go in-home with LSU DL commit

LSU GM Austin Thomas was back home in Tennessee to do some recruiting to start the week. He will return close to home on Wednesday for a significant in-home visit. On Wednesday, Thomas will go in-home with 3-star Plaquemine (La.) defensive lineman Nelson Jenkins, who has been solid to his commitment to LSU since February. Jenkins, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound prospect, is projected to play...
Via SEC Country
November 28, 2017

LSU brings back Austin Thomas as player personnel director

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU head football coach Les Miles says he has brought director of player personnel Austin Thomas back to his staff after Thomas' brief departure for Southern California. Miles, who made the announcement Monday, says Thomas also will receive the title of assistant athletic director. Thomas has organized and managed much of LSU's evaluation and recruiting...
Via Associated Press
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Source: Key LSU recruiter Austin Thomas set to join USC

LSU director of player personnel Austin Thomas is set to join USC as the Trojans director of player personnel/NFL Research, a source told FOX Sports Thursday.Thomas played a key role in helping the Tigers land back-to-back-to-back Top 5 signing classes in 2014, 2015 and 2016.A Tennessee native, Thomas has previously worked for the Trojans when he followed Lane and Monte Kiffin from...
Via FOX Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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