The coaching carousel is not the only thing spinning now the the 2012 regular season has all but come to an end.
Pittsburgh confirmed Monday morning that a trio of players — defensive back Steve Williams, linebacker Jason Frimpong and defensive back Roderick Ryles — are no longer a part of the football program.
Williams was dismissed from the team by head coach Paul Chryst for violating unspecified team rules, while Frimpong and Ryles asked for and were granted a release from their scholarships. Both those players will be transferring to unknown destinations.
None of the three played in a game in 2012 after redshirting as true freshman last year. As the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes, a total of eight members of Todd Graham’s one and only recruiting class at Pitt have either been dismissed or transferred since February of 2011.
Ryles was easily the most touted of the three coming in, a three-star prospect rated as the No. 35 safety in the country. Williams and Frimpong were both two-star players.