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Could USF be in the mix for Michael Dyer?

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Yes, Michael Dyer is still looking for a new school. And now that the supplemental draft has come and gone, the college game is Dyer’s only real option for 2013.

In an interview with ESPN’s Joe Schad earlier this month, Dyer said he’s understandably been having a hard time finding programs interested in taking him given his off-the-field baggage. Dyer said he was interested in Arkansas, even if it meant walking on, but the Razorbacks have not reciprocated any interest. Dyer’s been away from the game for a year as well. In 2012, he landed at Arkansas Baptist, where he sat out the football season to focus on academics.

The few schools reportedly interested in Dyer in any way were Western Kentucky, Troy, and FCS-level Illinois State.

Could USF be another? Schad tweeted Sunday evening that Dyer was in Tampa this weekend and that “USF is a school to watch” for Dyer going forward.

New Bulls coach Willie Taggart has a recent history of strong running games from his time at Western Kentucky and Stanford, and Dyer, despite his off-the-field concerns, is a proven workhorse on the field. USF could use an upgrade in the department right now as senior Marcus Shaw is the team’s leading returning rusher with 248 yards last season.

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20 Responses to “Could USF be in the mix for Michael Dyer?”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jul 15, 2013 9:25 PM

    This asshole just doesn’t get the fact that he must also be a STUDENT!!! Get it stupid!!!AA???? Right now you’re just a thug!!!

  2. fatcamper says: Jul 15, 2013 9:48 PM

    This would be a nice fit for Dyer and USF. Taggart brings a Harbaugh-like power running game and can help mentor Dyer.

  3. thegamecocker says: Jul 15, 2013 9:52 PM


    yea, it would be a good fit if Coach Taggart wanted to mentor a guy who will one day be in jail!!!

  4. mauldawg says: Jul 15, 2013 10:10 PM

    Why would Taggart want this thug? Oh I forgot so Coach’s put winning before any thing else. Spare me the 2nd chance BS. He has had to many chances as it is.

  5. lbroberts123 says: Jul 15, 2013 10:15 PM

    Wow lets judge a person without knowing them on a personal level. If he didn’t care about academics he wouldn’t have sat put a year to focus on school and his grades. He’s proven himself on the field. Give him another shot.

  6. sportsbastard says: Jul 15, 2013 11:52 PM

    Troy and WKU are FBS programs, unless the Sun Belt has been relegated.

  7. henryjones20 says: Jul 16, 2013 5:45 AM

    Gamecocker I’m just curious, did he sleep with ur mom or girlfriend that makes you hate him so much u stalk him on this page? or judging by ur screen name you found out he likes women?

  8. thegamecocker says: Jul 16, 2013 7:44 AM


    No, he did not sleep with my Mom and my “girlfriend” is my Wife of 39 years, ya moron. But if memory serves me, if your mom was once doing a “stint on the street” near the Rendevouz in Memphis, I think I may have done her. Get lost punk.

  9. floridacock says: Jul 16, 2013 7:55 AM

    As a Carolina graduate and BIG Gamecock supporter, thegamecocker does not in any way represent the views of any respectable Gamecock fan. His hypocrisy, see Garcia, is pitiful. He sounds like some Clempson fan that didn’t get past the 9th grade.

  10. thegamecocker says: Jul 16, 2013 8:14 AM


    First of all, Stephen Garcia graduated from SC which made him a true student/athlete. True, some of the decisions he made were questionable but he never hurt anyone except himself. In fact, that includes the team since Connor Shaw is proving to be better than Garcia. But Stephen Garcia did lead us to some big wins. For the record, I’m not too impressed with you either. But do continue reading my posts….you might learn something.

  11. fatcamper says: Jul 16, 2013 9:39 AM

    His past failures don’t seem particularly heinous to me. He didn’t directly hurt anybody and is not a felon. Looking at his suspensions he was suspended for:

    1) Smoking pot/”spice”
    (who hasn’t?)
    2) Knowing people involved in a robbery and supplying them with a gun.
    (he claims he didn’t think they’d go through with it and stole his legally owned gun)
    3) Speeding and possession of a legally owned gun.
    (the gun was unloaded, in a bag, and in the trunk)

    Obviously these all speak to immaturity, but given his age they don’t seem to be the worst offenses. He has completed his AA degree and said all the right things so far in trying to land back in college football.

    Everybody is entitled to a differing opinion though.

  12. thegamecocker says: Jul 16, 2013 10:10 AM


    ugghh, I think your comments #2 and #3 should be enough to never let him near a college campus. I think you are minimizing these two acts in particular. But I think floridacock and henryjones may see things differently. I guess allowing folks who associate with felons as Dyer did and providing weapons is acceptable to those two morons.

  13. fatcamper says: Jul 16, 2013 10:51 AM

    I think we can agree that no matter what happens, hopefully Dyer gets his life back on track for the sake of himself and society. I think this can be achieved through mentoring by a coach and gaining an education. You seem to feel that being allowed the privilege to play football will only reenforce Dyer’s belief that he is above the law. I respect your opinion and am certainly not in a position to decide what is best for Dyer or society.

  14. thegamecocker says: Jul 16, 2013 10:55 AM


    “hopefully Dyer gets his life back on track for the sake of himself and society”

    Yes sir, we can agree on that. Thank you for your polite response and civil tone.

    The Gamecocker

  15. noring4youstill says: Jul 16, 2013 2:24 PM


  16. larryallensjockstrap says: Jul 16, 2013 4:18 PM

    I guess some ppl were never young and made multiple bad decisions before they got there life straight. Unless you know personally know Dyer than why throw so much hate at him??

  17. thegamecocker says: Jul 16, 2013 5:57 PM


    Because he had the world by the proverbial stones and let it get away because of STUPIDITY!!

  18. henryjones20 says: Jul 16, 2013 7:03 PM

    Gamecocker-its pretty obvious u have never been married, much less then married for is obvious that you have the mind of a small child (I’m guessing 17 in actual age 6 in the brain).please do continue with your chlid like post.tell ur mom she better have my money by midnight.

  19. thegamecocker says: Jul 16, 2013 7:54 PM

    @henryjones says:

    “do continue with your chlid like post” and then you finish with “she better have my money by midnight.”

    Honestly Henry…you are too pathetic to continue having a discussion with. Good nite, ya fool.

  20. imaduffer says: Jul 16, 2013 9:31 PM

    You gotta love it. First a cock fight broke out and then we had a bout of grammar.

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