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FootballScoop has reported that Assistant Athletic Director and longtime LSU staffer Sam Nader is retiring and that former LSU General Manager Austin Thomas is returning to Ed Orgeron's staff.

Nader is the longest-standing member of the LSU football staff. He was hired as a graduate assistant in 1975 was promoted to a full-time assistant coach by Charles McClendon in 1977.

The Many, La. native was responsible "for overseeing all of the day-to-day administrative duties for the LSU football team," according to his bio on LSUSports.net.

Austin, a native of Franklin, Tenn., was LSU's Director of Player Personnel under Les Miles from 2013-2015 and was named the Personnel Director of the Year in 2015. He left LSU to take the same position at Southern Cal in 2016 but quickly returned to Miles' staff after just three months with the Trojans.

He was promoted to General Manager when Ed Orgeron took over for Miles and was heavily involved in LSU's recruiting during his years in Baton Rouge.

Austin left LSU in 2018 to join Texas A&M staff as an Associate Athletic Director for Football Personnel for one season and spent the past year at Baylor working on Dave Aranda's staff.

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LSU assistant to the AD.
Reply5 months
moon
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Sam Nader is a class act. He is LSU through and through and he will be missed!
Reply5 months
Nader is a Cholly Mac icon and a very decent human. That said, his morning coffee could be whiskey and he would no longer notice. What a great legacy not loss
Reply5 months
Honset question... What's going on with Austin Thomas??
Reply5 months
Honest*
5 months
At brewster's: What's going on with Austin you ask, well he is coming back to LSU. That is exactly what is going on, he thought he didn't look good in maroon and looks better in purple n gold
5 months
LSU is poised to return to greatness. Ed will get all the pieces together and get us back to the Top. I believe
Reply5 months
Many native? Franklin , TN native? Can we get some real Louisiana types in this roles please? No more yankees
Reply5 months
You know Many is in Louisiana right?
5 months
Yet another example of why history and geography need to return to the school systems. Tennessee was a Confederate state during the Civil War, therefore no one from Tennessee is considered a Yankee.
5 months
Austin seems like he is never happy. Jumps ship every year.
Reply5 months
Nader is a huge loss to LSU. Someone has huge shoes to fill there as he's a large reason why LSU is such an NFL factory.
Reply5 months
How?
5 months
Shame on you for not posting pics of Sam’s daughter!
Reply5 months
I think it's his granddaughter. :)
5 months
Whoever it is, her pics need to be posted. :)
5 months
That’s Larry Leo’s job
5 months
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