LSU general manager Austin Thomas had left his position earlier this week in order to join new Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt at Tennessee, but it looks like he won’t be joining Tennessee after all, as FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman is reporting that Thomas and Tennessee were unable to come to an agreement after amicable negotiations.
Feldman mentions that the two parties were unable to agree on “title and responsibility” for Thomas with the school. While officially called the “general manager” at LSU, Thomas had essentially helped serve as a bit of a recruiting coordinator for the Tigers, and was a big part in helping LSU sign several top classes in recent years.
Where Thomas stands now is a bit unclear, as it appears that he and LSU had agreed to part ways when he prepared to take a job with Tennessee. However, Thomas is now back on the market, and according to NOLA.com, LSU had been actively trying to retain Thomas before he had agreed to go to Tennessee.