Former Auburn RB Michael Dyer Transferring for the Second Time?
Dyer was released from scholarship at Auburn following the 2011 season, where he almost immediately started the transfer process to attend Arkansas State—his old Tigers offensive coordinator (Gus Malzahn) had landed a head coaching job with the Red Wolves.
However, when it was announced that Dyer would not be eligible for the 2012 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, he reportedly went back on the hunt for a new school.
Rumor has it he's heading to the Pitt State Gorillas, a Division-II team where he'd likely be granted instantaneous eligibility.
If this turns out to be true—which it's looking like it's almost a done-deal—we'll all know what the real reason for the move will be: the 2013 NFL draft.
Dyer is looking for a place where he can dominate opponents for one more year, watch his draft stock soar and ideally become a high-round selection in next year's draft. Unfortunately for Arkansas State, it couldn't provide him with that.
Pitt State finished last season with a 13-1 record and brought home the Division-II national championship. It's not the same level of football, but if Dyer can build on what he did with Auburn, he'll have solid ground underneath him to help reach his NFL goal.
Dyer rushed for 2,335 yards off 424 carries (5.5 ypc) and 15 touchdowns in two seasons with Auburn.
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