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Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Multiple sources are reporting that LSU general manager Austin Thomas is leaving to accept a similar position at Tennessee.

Thomas, a native of Franklin, Tenn., received his master's degree in sports management from Tennessee and worked for the Vols under former coach Lane Kiffin. He also has the same agent as new Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt.

Thomas was promoted to General Manager last November and has been heavily involved in LSU's Recruiting over his past four years in Baton Rouge. He was being paid $125,000 a year under a two-year contract he signed in May of 2016, according to The Advocate.

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Our*
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Did y’all know he’s got out top lineman commit visiting TN this weekend...dude if you leave, leave and keep your arse off our turf and the players who go with it.
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He leaves...comes back...leaves again...don't come back please.
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I just hope he doesn't take good LA players to TN.
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Good General Manager. Now let's replace him with a great one.
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Dude was terrible at attracting free agents
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Good luck Austin. TY for the time at LSU.
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How good of a job did he really due. The OL and DL were in shambles depth wise, and the decline began about the time he took over.
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Tennessee is in the East. He gets to go home. He gets a chance to revamp a program that also plays Bama every year. Good for him and Tennessee.
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Well he will have his work cut out for him. That talent pool up there isn’t near as plentiful as it is down on the Bayou that’s for damn sure . Don’t don’t doubt him though after a couple years he will help em move in the right direction I’m sure.
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Decline is real
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Can't fault the man for wanting to go home! He did a great job for LSU while he was there! Best of luck to him!!
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This is about money. At the end of the day, Most people are prostitues in this business (and business in general) including all of the current staff. Rarely does a person leave a job for less money especially one of the same level. Enough money keeps him regardless of where he is from. CheriOs are gonna spin this shite message though. Derrick and his delinquents are not looking out for the good of the University.
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He's going home. I doubt this was about money.
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That's where he is from. I wish him luck.
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How do we let Tennessee poach one of our key behind the scenes guys. Whatta joke this administration has been
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You're an idiot. The man wants to go home. Can't fault him for that.
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Are you not reading anything? It’s not a prison. He has the freedom to go home if he wishes to do so.
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Did you not read Delly's tweet above that LSU offered him a contract boost, but he choose to return home. You can't fault a man for that
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Nice Alleva. Real nice.
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Honestly...dont really care
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Well, I can’t say this is a surprise. Austin has a chance to return home and be around family and friends while working for his alma mater. Pretty much a no brainer. I wish him well and thanks for being a Tiger!
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"Pretty much a no brainer." Unless you're an idiot poster like half of these guys in the comments.
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Dude is a Tennessee Alum pretty much a dream job for him.
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ouch
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