Speculation has been slowly gaining momentum since his suspension that Michael Dyer was set to join his former Auburn offensive coordinator at Arkansas State, so much so, in fact, that Red Wolves players were tweeting about the potential blockbuster move last week.
Head coach Gene Chizik said recently that there has been no change to the running back’s status. A report that surfaced Wednesday indicates that may no longer be the case. Maybe.
According to the National Football Authority, Dyer filed his paperwork Wednesday to enroll at Arkansas State, a move that indicates Dyer’s decision has already been made and he’s taken his leave of the Tigers football program in favor of a reunion with Gus Malzahn. Neither of the schools involved in this current situation have responded to requests for comment.
However, a tweet from Matthew Harris of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette suggests that the process is not as far along as has been reported. “Hearing from a source close to Dyer the
#AState transfer paperwork rumor is bunk. Family wants to meet with Chizik at Auburn,” the tweet read.
Nate Kuestra of NFA, who filed the original report, fired back on Twitter, tweeting that “We’ve got multiple sources including eye witness accounts he was in the Ark. State admissions office filing papers.”
Regardless of where Dyer stands right now as it relates to the Auburn football program, it’s quite clear that something is amiss.
Dyer was suspended Dec. 11 for violating unspecified team rules and did not play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Virginia. He has rushed for more than 1,000 yards each of his two seasons with the Tigers, and was a first-team All-SEC performer this year.