Former LSU GM reportedly denied a second SEC job after leaving the school Chris Graythen/Getty Images
BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 11: LSU Tigers cheerleaders perform at Tiger Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Former LSU general manager Austin Thomas’ negotiations with Ole Miss have reportedly fallen through, athletic director Ross Bjork confirmed to Ben Garrett of the Ole Miss Spirit.

According to Bjork, Thomas committed to joining the Rebels, but recently had a change of heart and had his offer from the team revoked.

Thomas was also reported to join Tennessee’s staff in December before the two sides failed to reach an amicable agreement, according to Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman.

Thomas has reportedly also been in negotiations for a position with Texas A&M recently, according to Football Scoop.

According to his bio on LSU’s official website, Thomas was in charge of leading “the way in the oversight and management of the entire LSU football program.”


The Nashville native spent nearly five years at LSU, initially joining the staff in April 2013 and returning to the Tigers after last year following three months at USC. He helped sign an LSU class that ranked second, fifth and second during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 national recruiting cycles.


Thomas was promoted to general manager following LSU’s decision to retain interim coach Ed Orgeron as head coach on a full-time basis and made an annual salary of $125,000, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.

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