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Michael Dyer has appeal for immediate eligibility denied

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Any hope that Michael Dyer would play for Arkansas State in 2012 has officially been extinguished.  And, for that matter, likely any hope that he’ll ever suit up for the Red Wolves at all.

In a release, ASU confirmed that the NCAA has denied the athletic department’s request for a hardship waiver that would allow the running back to compete immediately in 2012.  No reason for the initial waiver request or the subsequent denial was given.

After a turbulent career at Auburn that ended with a release from his scholarship being granted, the BcS title game offensive MVP following the 2010 season transferred to ASU — where he was reunited with former AU offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn — and participated in spring practice a couple of months as he awaited a decision on the waiver request.

The school’s release notes that Dyer will have two seasons of eligibility beginning in 2013, but… the talented back, three years removed from high school next year, will also be eligible for the April NFL draft April.  It’s been widely assumed that, with or without a successful waiver appeal, Dyer would attempt to take his game to the next level.

The good news for Malzahn is that former four-star RB David Oku, who transferred to ASU after starting his career at Tennessee, will be eligible to play this year after sitting out the 2011 season.

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5 Responses to “Michael Dyer has appeal for immediate eligibility denied”
  1. vols84 says: Jul 5, 2012 6:56 PM

    I think Oku spent last season in jail for domestic assault, so his legs should be fresh.

  2. dmvtransplant says: Jul 5, 2012 7:45 PM

    Does anybody even care that this guy after 3 yrs of college, probably isn’t anywhere close to graduating with a degree in Basket-weaving?

  3. patbocam says: Jul 5, 2012 9:42 PM

    As an Auburn fan I’m thrilled to death this thug is off auburns campus and wont get to play at Arky state this season. He was a terrible team player and I hate it that he broke Bo’s freshmen rushing record. This kid can’t sniff auburns all time running backs character. The likes of Bo, Cribbs, Stephen Davis, Rudi Johnson, Cadillac Williams, Ronnie Brown, Ben Tate, James Bostic, Heath Evans, Tre Smith etc. etc. etc. why did he even have a hand gun in the first place? (it was his gun used in the robbery at a local trailer park by 4 auburn players 1 1/2 years ago) Why does a star all-Sec RBI need a hand gun? & the kid was smoking “spice”? Not even the real stuff, wtf is that about. Someone in the NFL will take a chance on the kid but I’m sure he will be on a short leash. WDE! I sure hope chizik recruits better character players. Winning isn’t everything when you gotta sell your soul to do so.

  4. jtm12180 says: Jul 5, 2012 9:46 PM

    I remember all the BS talk about him compared to Marcus lattimore. Dyer couldn’t even lift lattimore’s jock strap…

  5. kozbee says: Jul 5, 2012 11:07 PM

    Dyer is like Crowell,worthless.Lattimore is not much more to speak of imo,worthless also.

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