LSU head coach Ed Orgeron appeared on 104.5 ESPN's "Off the Bench" Tuesday morning and was asked about freshman offensive guard Kardell Thomas.

Thomas had ankle surgery back in August but returned to practice last month and hopes to play this season, according to Orgeron.

"He's out there doing his agility stuff, going through his footwork," Orgeron said. "He's looking good but obviously not ready to put pads on. But he's way ahead of schedule. He's hungry."

"He told me 'Coach, I'm going to be back this year.' I said 'ok.' And I'll be darned he's going to come back. He'll be ready to play sometime this year."
Thomas, a former a five-star prospect from Southern Lab in Baton Rouge, will likely be an anchor on LSU's offensive line for the next few years.
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He will not be ready to break into the competitive lineup. What it will be is him fully ready for Spring where he honestly starts competing for a starting role. Young man is obviously very impressive.
Reply23 months
So it turns out the docs/news pieces talking about his work ethic, hunger, and drive were spot on. The walking pancake is going to be cooking em up soon.
Reply23 months
This is your 5 start o lineman everybody bitches about not getting. Just In the garage, getting tuned up.
Reply23 months
Come back of the year
Reply23 months
So, he won't be ready for Arkansas for sure, but after that we would have a maximum of 4 remaining games. Which means he could be play starting against A&M and still take a redshirt this year. That would be a pretty nice boost for depth and still allow him to be a RS freshman next year
Reply23 months
Dont get me wrong I love that hes coming back, but Ill take the experience in those upcoming 4 games.
23 months
I know, that's what I'm saying...he'd be able to play in those games AND still be eligible for a redshirt. Best of both worlds
23 months
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