Defending national champion LSU has dismissed quarterback Ryan Perrilloux. Coach Les Miles made the announcement Friday morning.
"Ryan was given every opportunity to be a part of htis football team,'' Miles said in a statement. "In the end, he didn't fulfill his obligation as an LSU student-athlete. We hope that a new beginning will benefit him.''
Perrilloux was one of the nation's top recruits in 2004. He verbally committed to Texas before signing with LSU. When he arrived in Baton Rouge, he said he would win a Heisman Trophy. Last season, he was a short-yardage specialist in place of starter senior Matt Flynn.
Perrilloux was expected to replace Flynn as the starter in 2008. However, a continuing series of off-field missteps led to Perrilloux being suspended for spring practice. Miles reinstated him after spring drills.
_ Wendell Barnhouse