Austin Thomas has returned to the LSU football staff as assistant athletic director and director of player personnel, after just three months in a similar position for the USC Trojans.

Thomas spent nearly three years as LSU's director of player personnel before departing in February for USC, where he was preivious employed.

“We are excited to have Austin back on the staff,” Miles said Monday. “We hated to see him leave, so we were thrilled when we were able to get him back. Austin is extremely talented and detail-oriented and he’s played a big role in our recruiting success over the last three years.”