Former LSU QB Ryan Perrilloux has finally found a new home. The troubled ex-Tiger announced today that he’ll soon be playing for the Gamecocks.
Hold on, South Carolina fans - not those Gamecocks.
Mike Perrin of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS reports that Perrilloux will be signing with Jacksonville State. And just to add a little more confusion, the school is located in Alabama, not Florida, as one might assume.
But it doesn’t matter to Ryan where it is - since it’s Division 1-AA, he can play immediately next season. And he’s happy about the chance:
“Basically, I just see this as a second opportunity to be successful … I am excited that it’s over and I can begin to move forward.”
During his re-recruitment, Perrilloux only visited two schools - Jacksonville State and Alabama A&M. Too bad he didn’t also consider Alabama State, where he could have been a model citizen in comparison.
But he’s now with JSU, led by former Arkansas coach Jack Crowe. And as it turns out, Jack has a nice little SEC rehab program going:
Crowe has had success recently with at least three former Southeastern Conference athletes who left their teams at least in part because of disciplinary problems. LeMarcus Rowell and Montae Pitts finished their careers at JSU after leaving Auburn and Darren Williams played one season after leaving Mississippi State.
So, there’s still hope for Ryan yet!
Perrilloux won’t have to fear missing out on BCS competition, as the Gamecocks’ first game is August 28 against Georgia Tech.
Sounds like Ryan will have fun in his new abode - as long as he keeps his Osama bin Laden hunting to a minimum.