Michael Dyer has had somewhat of a controversial off-season since requesting his release from the Auburn Tigers. Dyer reportedly asked for his release after offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn left the Tiger to take the head coaching job at Arkansas State, where Dyer would attempt to follow.
Auburn granted Dyer his release and he officially enrolled at Arkansas State. The NCAA denied Dyer’s request for immediate eligibility at Arkansas State and ruled that he would have sit out the 2012 season.
Hard to imagine where Dyer has ended up after having two standout seasons for the Auburn Tigers. During Dyer’s freshmen campaign, the same season that Auburn won the National Championship, Dyer rushed for a record 1,093 yards and 5 TD’s. A record previously held by Heisman Trophy winner, Bo Jackson. In his sophomore season he put up equally impressive numbers, rushing for 1,242 yards and 10 TD’s.
It’ll be a little harder to actually watch Dyer this season considering Pittsburg State isn’t nationally broadcasted, but expect to still hear about Dyer around the web. This journey could be comparable to former dismissed Florida DB, Janoris Jenkins path after he transferred to Alabama State last season. This is not the last you have seen of Michael Dyer, just wait.