Perrilloux’s dismissal will end up benefiting a loaded LSU team
Friday’s news that LSU has finally dismissed troubled quarterback Ryan Perrilloux may well have provoked giddiness among fans of the Tigers’ SEC rivals and other assorted national contenders. Already, the defending national champs are headed toward their imminent demise.

Or not.

In actuality, Perrilloux’s dismissal was the best thing that could have happened for LSU, particularly coming nearly four months before the start of the season. While Perrilloux’s personal self-destruction is hardly cause for celebration, there’s no denying the positive impact his departure will have on his now-former teammates.

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5/2/08