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Arkansas reportedly won’t reciprocate Michael Dyer’s interest

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If deposed Auburn running back Michael Dyer is to make a return to the FBS level, it appears Arkansas will not likely be a destination.

In an interview with KTHV-TV in Little Rock, Dyer expressed an interest in joining first-year Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema in Fayetteville.  Dyer played his high school football in the state, and said he would relish the opportunity to return home for (yet) another chance at that level of football.

If I was given the chance, I would definitely do the best that I can for [Arkansas] and for the coaches and for the fans,” Dyer said during the interview. “To be able to play at home, I think any kid would love that dream to come back home and start over and play at home. But I’m just, you know, sitting here, I’m going to play it out and I’m going to let God do the rest for me.”

While the interest is there on Dyer’s part, it’s an interest that reportedly won’t be reciprocated. “Former Little Rock Christian and Auburn running back Michael Dyer will not be walking on at Arkansas despite the rumors saying he will,” the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette wrote shortly after Dyer’s televised comments began to grow some legs.

Dyer, the offensive MVP of the 2010 BCS championship game, was “granted a release from his scholarship” in January of 2012, one month after he was suspended for the Tigers’ appearance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.  He transferred to Arkansas State that same month in a reunion with former AU offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn; six months later, he was dismissed by Malzahn for “undisclosed violations of team rules.”

In August of 2012, Dyer landed at Arkansas Baptist, where’s he’s been since and from where he’s expected to graduate this summer.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Dyer, who rushed for 1,000-plus yards in each of his two seasons on The Plains, would take a visit to TCU.  Shortly after a report surfaced that Dyer “should’ve” been declared academically ineligible for the BCS title game against Oregon, that visit was scuttled.

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9 Responses to “Arkansas reportedly won’t reciprocate Michael Dyer’s interest”
  1. irishdodger says: Apr 18, 2013 11:14 PM

    Put the one-hitter down Michael. Your career is over. You pissed it away. Maybe you can relive your YouTube rant on how you hate Arkansas.

  2. larrybrown43 says: Apr 18, 2013 11:16 PM

    The lesson hopefully learned: Your reputation precedes you.

  3. dcroz says: Apr 19, 2013 7:27 AM

    Dyer has burned more bridges than the firebombing of Dresden. Best for him just to go to the NFL Draft and hope someone remembers who he is…then again, maybe it would be better for his chances if everyone forgot.

  4. ddaniels11 says: Apr 19, 2013 9:06 AM

    He should try Tennessee. They need more RB help and hopefully he’d stay out of trouble a bit

  5. 1990tiger says: Apr 19, 2013 1:15 PM

    Michael who???

  6. jimbo75025 says: Apr 19, 2013 6:04 PM

    Somebody will pick him up, maybe not who he wants, but somebody. Face it, it you have football talent you get quite a few chances. At this point, it would amount to a 7 month rental anyway before he takes off for the draft.

  7. redpillmindstate says: Apr 19, 2013 6:19 PM

    His ego leads him to make poor decisions one day he’s going to realize no one cares if you have football talent if your just going to behave like a first class turd no millions no opportunities just another sad story about some would’ve, should’ve, could’ve … This guys story is done in football of to the footnotes with you leave college football to someone who cares about it….

  8. redpillmindstate says: Apr 19, 2013 6:21 PM

    Maybe it was the synthetic marijuana ….opps did I just spill sad but true like the wacky weed a little to much and school not nearly enough

  9. vols84 says: Apr 19, 2013 6:40 PM

    Clock has struck midnight

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