It’s been a few years since Thaddeus Moss left NC State for LSU following a quiet freshman season, and if you wondering what it was that led to that departure, he didn’t mince words when asked about it by Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer:
What I thought it was going to be is not what it was going to be. I didn’t like the locker room. I didn’t like how I was being used. I didn’t feel a connection with none of the players.
Well okay then! Moss mentioned as well that the offensive coordinator that recruited him—Matt Canada—was replaced prior to the start of his freshman year, which might have had as much to do with it as anything else. But if he really wasn’t fitting in with the rest of the team, yeah, I could see wanting to get out of that situation.
He played in all 13 games in 2016 but caught only six passes. I think he would have developed into a larger role at NC State, but no doubt the move to LSU worked out for him: he caught 42 passes this season, and, oh yeah, he’s playing for a national title on Monday night. That part, the Wolfpack never could have given him.