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Adios, Ryan

Posted on: May 2, 2008 10:48 am
Edited on: May 2, 2008 11:53 am

Move over, Michael Vick. You have a partner.

Not in jail, in the pantheon of Idiots Who Had It All And Then P----- It Away.

By now you know that LSU, the SEC -- and maybe college football -- were knocked silly Friday morning with the news that Ryan Perrilloux has been kicked off the team. A surprise only in that Perrilloux actually let it get this far. The much-troubled Perrilloux finally answered the question: What does it take for the starting LSU quarterback who saved the season, helped win a national championship and could have competed for the Heisman, to get kicked off the team?

Answer: A lot, but Perrilloux apparently met all the qualifications.

At least two outlets were reporting before noon on Friday that Perrilloux had failed a drug test.

Mr. Hubris blew his tentative place on the roster after returning recently from a third suspension. That had every backup on the LSU roster asking: If he got three chances, what happens if I mess up?

This was as much about Perrilloux' misconduct as Les Miles preserving order on the team. If the next kid to get suspended didn't get at least three chances then Miles had a problem. The reason why Perrilloux lasted this long was because he was a star, the starting quarterback, the key to the season. With him, the Tigers were a genuine force in the SEC West coming off that national title. Without him, 6-6 might be a good season.

So Perrilloux had to screw up bad this time. And by bad I mean worse than missing team meetings or trying to pass a fake ID. Those are the things we know about. Of course, the kid's leash with Miles was shorter than a length of dental floss. Hey, there's an image: Miles finally pulled LSU's diseased tooth, even it meant going with inexperienced quarterbacks.

Because of that, I respect Miles now more than I ever have. He essentially chucked the season. At his best, Perrilloux was a unique talent, but not with more suspensions than starts.

And before we go on, I'd like to remind everyone of the happy hour for the entire staff Friday afternoon in Mack Brown's office. Remember that Perrilloux originally committed to Texas. It's a TGILP party -- Thank God It's Les' Problem.

Yeah, Perrilloux is incredibly stupid and arrogant and narcissistic, just like Vick. (What, you forgot the kid predicted four Heismans when he was in high school?) Both quarterbacks thought they were bulletproof. Smooth criminals on different levels. One was a dog killer but both killed their own careers. 

I know that only Vick is serving time in jail. R.P.? He's in limbo, the jail of public opinion. Expect to see him pop up again at Nicholls State or some other Division I-AA outpost. Maybe the Arena League.

There, he can be free, live life the way he wants because, let's be honest, the atmosphere at LSU was soooo stifling.

Ryan Perrilloux needs to be at a place where they really coddle their misbehaving backup quarterbacks.<o:p></o:p>



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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 2:38 pm

Adios, Ryan

How stupid do you have to be to get caught in some of this stuff?  I wouldn't be surprised if he scored single digits on the Wonderlic test, if he did decide to go pro.  But, it's the South and football and academics don't mean shit down there.

Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 12:49 pm

Adios, Ryan

Jeez, nowadays, guys like Randy Moss are starting to look like good role models!

Check this out:

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 4:02 am

We'll be much better than Dodd thinks!

There's no question that winning next year will be tougher....and we don't know what we'll have under center next year....there's a possibility we will struggle there but I also know that Jarrett Lee was a very highly recruited QB...even if we struggle at QB, we're still going to have dominating lines on both sides of the ball, a great running game, and the best WR corps in the nation....we're going to win at least 8 games if our QB sux....more if we get a good QB play.

Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2008 2:16 am

Adios, Ryan

Lest we forget Rae Carruth?

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2008 8:03 pm

Adios, Ryan

I live about 30 minutes from Blacksburg. I can assure you that Micheal Vick was never a model citizen in this area. I will leave a man who is down alone but I think your imagination can lead you to the answers.

Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2008 7:35 pm


A better comparison is MARCUS Vick.  College talents who got away with a lot until it finally got to be too much.  I hope that Dodd's erection subsides soon because I really don't think that Perrilloux getting kicked off of the team is worth this much cheerleading.  Seriously, Dodd, settle down.  It's still spring.  6-6 would be a good season huh?  That would hold some weight if you weren't dead last nearly every year against your colleagues in the straight-up weekly picks.  You don't know college football.  I might expect to see Perrilloux at Nicholls State or some other Div 1-AA outpost, I might also expect to see him in the arena league.  But I also remember that he WAS the number one blue chip high school quarterback in the country.  And I DO remember that he had a hell of a year with limited snaps and helped win a Bowl Championship League championship at LSU, in addition to being the only quarterback taking the snaps when LSU won the championship game of the most difficult league in college football.

And to think that Mack Brown is throwing a party over this?  Are you THAT ignorant?  Mack Brown had almost half of his team spend time in jail this past season and he ended up in the Holiday Bowl.  Les Miles had problems with a quarterback that used fake ID's and missed team meetings and might have failed a drug test more recently, oh yea, Les Miles has A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.  Mack Brown would have killed for Les' problems.

Since: Apr 12, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2008 7:21 pm

Remember Cecil Collins?

Most folks don't, but he may have been the most talented RB to ever play in the SEC! (Herschel, Emmitt, Bo, all included).  I believe he played 4 games before breaking his leg against Vandy, and never played in college again.  This guy was phenomenal.  He broke 50 yd runs against top 10 defenses, he ran people over, and he was fast.  He played a season in Miami and was never heard from again.  He had stalker issues.

Boy was he great.  Let Perilloux join the list.  He's from my home town, but I'm glad he's cut loose!!!

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2008 5:34 pm
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Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: May 3, 2008 9:42 am

Adios, Ryan

Michael Vick made zero mistakes in college I seem to recall some allegations of rape being swept under the turf in Blacksburg for Michael... an early demonstration of character issues by the dog killer.

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2008 9:41 am

Adios, Ryan

I'm just shocked that Miles actually kicked him off the team!!!  We wouldn't want a school that can only graduate half its athletes to give their star QB a 5th chance to redeem himself would we?  Classic example of how these state schools bring thugs and hoodlums in there just to win.

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