Flynn, McCoy Could Finally Become Teammates

The collegiate paths of Colt McCoy and Matt Flynn nearly crossed at LSU years ago. Heading toward the 2012 season, McCoy and Flynn could be headed toward meeting at the Browns QB position.

In Les Miles' first season as coach of the LSU Tigers, he knew he needed to land the big-time recruits. Ryan Perriloux was coming off one of Louisiana's best high school careers in history. At Reserve (La.) East St. John High School, Perriloux collected 12,705 yards — 9,024 passing; 3,680 rushing.

In 2005, he was considered the top prospect at that position along with Mark Sanchez.

Miles knew he had to get Perriloux to sign with LSU. He couldn't have the state's best high school quarterback go to a school outside of LSU.

But Miles had a problem. He was also recruiting Colt McCoy, out of Tuscola (Texas) Jim Ned High School.

"Perriloux committed to Texas and Les knew McCoy when Les was at Oklahoma State," said Randy Rosetta, who covers LSU for's Tiger Sports Digest. "From all indications and every thing we heard, Colt was coming to LSU. But Miles knew it would look bad if he did not land the best quarterback recruit from his own state."

Miles went after Perriloux and got him to commit to LSU. That caused McCoy to choose Texas.

In the end, it worked out for both programs, especially for LSU, which won a national title with Flynn.

"Les, who is a die-hard Browns fan from Elyria, loves Matt Flynn," Rosetta said. "Those two will always be connected for what they did together." Recommended Stories

  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.