Ross Dellenger of the Advocate reports that Quentin Thomas has indeed tore his biceps and will miss the entire 2014 season.
While Thomas has yet to fully assert himself as a dominant player, this is a devastating blow to LSU's already super inexperienced DT depth chart. The only returning players to have played any football at the position are now projected starter Christian LaCouture and lightly used back-up Mickey Johnson, who scarcely is mentioned as a legitimate contender for playing time.
Now, Chavis will turn to a handful of RS Freshman in Greg Gilmore, Maquedius Bain and Frank Herron to help fill the spot. True freshmen Davon Godchaux will also likely now be counted on to contribute as well.
The DT took a blow earlier this summer when Trey Lealaimatafao seriously injured his biceps as well. Further, the eligibility of Travonte Valentine continues to hang in the balance of the clearinghouse. Valentine has the size to contribute immediately, but if he's not cleared soon, it's hard to see him contributing as soon as Wisconsin.
Thomas looked to be a big-bodied plug in the middle that could eat up space and let the other DL get after the backfield. Now that role will need to be filled with a player that's never even taken the field.