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.