Austin Thomas is making his return to Baton Rouge after two years as the chief of staff under Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss. The news was first reported by Wilson Alexander of The Advocate.
The news comes in the wake of a shakeup to LSU’s player personnel department as its director, Will Redmond, left to take a similar role at Auburn. While Thomas’ job at LSU isn’t yet clear, it seems fair to assume that he will replace Redmond.
He wasn’t retained when Brian Kelly took over after the 2021 season, but he’ll become yet another staffer from that group who is returning to Baton Rouge after two years away.
— Wilson Alexander (@whalexander_) January 26, 2024
Thomas began his career at his alma mater, Tennessee, serving as a recruiting and personnel assistant and later as a defensive quality control coach. He joined USC as an assistant director of player personnel in 2010 before leaving to direct that department at LSU in 2013.
He briefly returned to USC in 2016 to serve as an assistant athletic director for football, but Oregon brought him back when he got the full-time job.
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