Nothing is easy when it comes to hiring people at the University of Tennessee, apparently. A report from 247 Sports said that the LSU general manager was leaving Baton Rouge for Knoxville. After numerous confirmations, everyone assumed the deal was done.
Not so fast my friend. If we’ve learned anything over the last month, it’s to assume nothing, no matter what you read or who reports it. Bruce Feldman is now reporting that Thomas will not join the Tennessee staff after all, citing “title and responsibility” as the reasons why.
Former #LSU GM Austin Thomas will not be going to #Tennessee after all, per source. Title and responsibility standpoint didn't work out for him w/ the #Vols but am told it was very amicable and that it was just not the right fit and timing.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 17, 2017
Rumors circulated yesterday that this may be the case.
This was totally out of left field, being that everything we had heard this this point told us that Thomas wanted to be at Tennessee. Thomas started in 2008 at Tennessee under Fulmer and is a Nashville native.
He was widely praised by the media for his recruiting efforts and was thought to be a major steal for Jeremy Pruitt and company.
We’ll keep you posted on any details that may emerge.