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Gus Malzahn says Mike Dyer ‘probably’ won’t play in 2012

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When it became official that ex-Auburn running back Michael Dyer would be following his offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn by transferring to Arkansas State in January, it was believed that he would apply for a NCAA waiver that would allow him to play immediately for the Red Wolves.

While the status of that waiver is still officially to be determined, it doesn’t sound as though Dyer will get it.

Speaking to the Smash Mouth Radio Network, 97.3 The Zone in Birmingham, Malzahn said Dyer was “probably” out for the 2012 season.

As of right now he’ll have to sit out a year,” Malzahn said. “And that’s what it will probably end up.”

In theory, Dyer, a 2010 signee with the Tigers, could enter the 2013 NFL draft, but seeing as he’ll likely have to sit out a year, Malzahn says he expects to former Auburn back to return for his redshirt junior year.

Dyer ran 15 times for 85 yards and caught a touchdown pass during ASU’s spring game last month. He transferred to ASU after being suspended at the end of last year by Auburn coach Gene Chizik.

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6 Responses to “Gus Malzahn says Mike Dyer ‘probably’ won’t play in 2012”
  1. kozbee says: May 7, 2012 4:28 PM

    Another weed head.Way to go Dyer keep the pine warm in 2012.Jackazz.

  2. clevelandschronic2 says: May 7, 2012 4:49 PM

    Yea cuz alcohol is so much safer u retard. All u who think different tell me who has died from pot??? As katt williams says dont worry i’ll wait.…. Now tell me how many ppl die from alcohol…… thousands?? Yea thats rite jackazz!!!! And then you wonder why the country is falling apart. We are so backwards. We legalize alcohol which leads to thousands of deaths yet pot is illegal wen there is medical uses for it .. God bless the govt n u backwards jackazz’ who believe alcohol is better Again id easily rather have a team of pot smokers than drunks.

  3. bradentonbuc says: May 7, 2012 4:57 PM

    Yea this guy really needs a year off with nothing to do athletically. Probably won’t play again.

  4. burntorangehorn says: May 7, 2012 5:11 PM

    bradentonbuc says:
    May 7, 2012 4:57 PM
    Yea this guy really needs a year off with nothing to do athletically. Probably won’t play again.
    Why would he take the year off? I don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t just redshirt, which is the normal thing. He hasn’t used his redshirt season yet, as he played as a true freshman in 2010 and true sophomore in 2011. He’ll redshirt in 2012, and be a RS-junior in 2013. He’ll have up to two years to play at ASU.

    @Ben: On that note, I didn’t listen to the interview, as I didn’t want to subject my co-workers to the audio, but the article doesn’t seem to say that Malzahn expects Dyer back for his *senior* year. It just says he expects him back for 2013. I can’t think of any reason, other than having his waiver request approved, that Dyer wouldn’t redshirt in 2012, which would make 2013 his *junior* season. Just a minor correction.

  5. Ben Kercheval says: May 7, 2012 5:50 PM

    burnt — you’re right that it would be a redshirt junior season for Dyer. My mistake, thanks.

  6. woebegong says: May 7, 2012 6:00 PM


    He can not red shirt the year. The NCAA doesn’t allow it. Their reasoniong is 1. What good would the red shirt year serve anyway, and 2. In his case, he went to another school because he was expelled from Auburns for all general purposes, so officially, he is not on the Arkansas State team, until he rides the pine for one year. He will be a junior next year anyway, since he is not eligible to play this year. He can compete for four total years in the five year period if he so desires. Not playing this year. most likely just delays him trying for the NFL for a year anyway at worst.

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