The LSU Tigers are looking to be one of the better teams in the college football world this year. They had a good number of their underclassmen return for the 2016 season and it looks like a big part of their staff will be back in the form of Austin Thomas.
Thomas spent nearly three years as the team’s Director of Player Personnel before taking the same position at USC in February. He spent just three months there before returning to his role as well as a role as assistant athletic director, which head coach Les Miles announced on Monday.
“We are excited to have Austin back on the staff,” Miles said. “We hated to see him leave so we were thrilled when we were able to get him back. Austin is extremely talented and detail-oriented and he’s played a big role in our recruiting success over the last three years.”
His decision to leave USC and return to Baton Rouge was not disclosed, but it might have something to do with former athletic director Pat Haden stepping down form his position in early February.
Austin Thomas was a big part of the Tigers’ staff in the past and he could play that same role for them going forward.