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Michael Dyer officially transfers to Arkansas State

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Rumored for a couple of weeks to be headed for a reunion with his former offensive coordinator, Michael Dyer‘s move from Auburn is now official.

Arkansas State, coached by ex-Tigers OC Gus Malzahn and the subject of most of the Dyer transfer speculation prior to his AU release, announced in a press release Tuesday evening that Dyer has transferred to the school and signed a scholarship to play for the Red Wolves.

“We are excited to have one of the top running backs in college football join our program, and we welcome him to our Arkansas State family,” said Malzahn.  “Michael is obviously a proven player, and he will certainly make a great addition to our team.”

As for when the 2010 title game offensive MVP will suit up for his old coordinator, that still remains up in the air.  When the initials reports surfaced that Dyer would be seeking a transfer, it was rumored that he would seek a waiver in order to be eligible to play immediately in 2012.  The basis for that appeal is unclear, as is his availability for the 2012 season.

“That has not been determined yet,” ASU sports information director Jerry Scott told CFT in a follow-up email regarding Dyer’s status for the upcoming season. “I am unsure exactly when we will know his status for the 2012 season due to transferring rules.”

Regardless of the eventual ruling on his status, the soon-to-be junior will participate in spring practice in a couple of months.

Dyer had 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, but found himself ensconced in Gene Chizik‘s doghouse over the latter portion of this past season.  The sophomore was suspended Dec. 11 for violating unspecified team rules and did not play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Virginia.

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6 Responses to “Michael Dyer officially transfers to Arkansas State”
  1. woebegong says: Jan 17, 2012 6:12 PM

    They will miss dyer, because he didn’t mind banging a little for some of those hard extra yards. The kid they had in the bowl game is super fast, but he is not going to get a tough yard here and there. If the corners close up on him, he and the team are in trouble. I hope they have a banger to go along with this new fellow.

  2. burntorangehorn says: Jan 17, 2012 6:32 PM

    McCalebb’s a perfectly capable back. Without Dyer there, he should be the featured back in 2012, and I would expect him to be a 1000-yd. type of guy. But in case he disappoints, they have a lot of talented depth, including Quan Bray, Tre Mason, and soon Jovon Robinson.

  3. bryan101d says: Jan 17, 2012 8:57 PM

    why would they even let this guy back in the State as much crap that he talked about Arkansas he shouldnt even be allowed to pay for any of the teams

  4. mrslay1 says: Jan 17, 2012 9:33 PM

    The kid they had is fast but not a fast or quick as Dyer. With the level of play in the Arkansas state league,he could easy put them to the best season in their history, maybe a top 25 finish. Good luck to Dyer and A State.

  5. woebegong says: Jan 17, 2012 9:34 PM

    Because this is college football and Ark, State needs him. He has played for this coach for two years and trust me, in college football, if you can play, a lot of stuff gets swept under the rug.

  6. dannygjay says: Jan 18, 2012 5:20 PM

    Auburn also has Corey Grant who transferred from Alabama last year. He will be available this year

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