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Michael Dyer | Running Back

Team: Louisville Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 213

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Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer has practiced all week and has a chance to play against FIU.
This is the first time Dyer has practiced for a full week since suffering a thigh bruise in during an August 16 scrimmage. Despite coaches saying the running back was expected to return last week against Virginia, Dyer has not received a carry all season. He will likely be slotted behind Dominique Brown. Sep 19 - 9:54 AM

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Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer is expected to return from a quad injury against Virginia.

The quad injury was only a contusion but it forced the running back to stay on the sideline for the first two games of 2014. In those two games, fellow senior Dominique Brown received 38 carries and averaged 4.8 yards per, while Freshman L.J. Scott took 14 and averaged 9.1 yards per run. Dyer's role has not been determined, or at least it has not been disclosed.
Sep 10 - 10:44 AM

Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer (quadriceps) is considered questionable for the season opener on Sept. 1 against Miami.

"He still has some swelling in there," Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said Monday. It was assumed that Dyer would progress quickly enough that he wouldn't have to miss any game time, but Petrino said the running back has not healed as expected. Dyer (5-foot-9, 214 pounds) missed practice every day last week. True freshman L.J. Scott (6-foot, 228 pounds) will back up senior starter Dominique Brown if Dyer can't go on Monday.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 26 - 9:32 PM

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said "I hope so" when asked if senior RB Michael Dyer (quadriceps) will be ready for the opener.

The Cardinals open the season on Sept. 1 against Miami. Petrino continues to consider Dyer "day-to-day." With star receiver DeVante Parker also potentially on the shelf with a foot injury, a Louisville offense trying to replace Teddy Bridgewater is suddenly looking a little shaky. Dyer ranked 20th in the nation as a sophomore with 1,242 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2011 as a member of Auburn. The Cardinals' amazing backfield depth is illustrated by the fact that Dyer is Dominique Brown's backup.
Aug 23 - 9:41 PM

Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer is considered day-to-day with a thigh contusion.

The injury occurred during the team's scrimmage. Head coach Booby Petrino was hopeful that Dyer would be able to play in the school's season opener against Miami. Currently the former Auburn runner is Dominique Brown's backup.
Aug 20 - 1:25 PM

Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer could "potentially draw NFL interest with his undeniable natural talent," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Dyer ranked 20th in the nation as a sophomore with 1,242 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2011 as a member of Auburn. Since transferring to Louisville, he's had to share carries with a talented group of backs. This fall, he and Dominique Brown will form one of the nation's best 1-2 punches. A sports hernia led to season-ending surgery last December. "Prior to surgery, Dyer had 44 carries for 223 yards (5.1 avg) and two TDs, and if he can rebound from the injury, could once again be a nice change-up to Brown and potentially draw NFL interest with his undeniable natural talent," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 18 - 11:02 PM

Louisville coach Charlie Strong said Monday that the team will have a zero-tolerance policy towards junior RB Michael Dyer.

According to Strong, Dyer will sign a behavioral contract. The coach is smartly taking no chances with Dyer, who has a history of malfeasance. Interestingly, Strong consulted with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn before accepting Dyer. Malzahn, who coached Dyer both as Auburn's offensive coordinator and Arkansas State's head coach, recommended Dyer to Strong. Dyer left Auburn after two 1,000-yard rushing seasons after he ran into numerous off-field problems. He transferred to ASU after the 2011 season and was dismissed by the Malzahn-led staff, eventually spending 2012 at Arkansas Baptist College. Draftniks and college fantasy football players alike will want to closely monitor Dyer's situation this month. He has NFL-caliber skills.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Junior RB Michael Dyer has arrived in Louisville and will begin practicing once he undergoes a physical.

Dyer sat out the 2012 season and will presumably be cleared to compete this season. The former Auburn and Arkansas State back is flush with talent and could add another dimension to an offense that already features NFL-ready junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. As always, the biggest question surrounding Dyer is whether he can stay out of trouble off the field. Dyer has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Former Auburn and Arkansas State junior RB Michael Dyer will enroll at Louisville next week, according to Arkansas Baptist College president Fitz Hill.

"He's excited to have an opportunity to resume his career," Hill told USA TODAY Sports. "Many people doubted that Michael would ever make this comeback, and it's here." Since he missed the entire 2012 season, we doubt Dyer will be forced to sit out this year. His on-field skill has never been in question, but Dyer needs to keep his head on straight off of it.
Source: USA Today
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 11:04:00 PM

Louisville head coach Charlie Strong stated the team and school are still in the decision process with junior RB Michael Dyer.

Dyer "has not been admitted to the school" at this point, according to Strong. The former Auburn running back did appear in the school's registrar system, usually indicating the application process is close to commencing. Louisville starts classes on August 26.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 09:19:00 AM

An employee with Louisville's registrar's office confirmed to The Courier-Journal that former Auburn and Arkansas State RB Michael Dyer has been added to the school's system database.

This step "is often an indication a prospective student plans to apply for enrollment," Jonathan Lintner writes. Dyer reportedly has until Aug. 26 to register for the fall semester. Junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater did mention he, and the rest of the team, would welcome Dyer with open arms when posed with the question.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 02:25:00 PM

USF head coach Willie Taggart received an endorsement for junior RB Michael Dyer from Fitz Hill, the president of Arkansas Baptist College.

"I told Coach Taggart he's an accountability mentor, not just for Michael, but for all student-athletes who come from similar backgrounds," Hill said. "We call ourself a second-chance college, for people looking to make better choices in the future. Michael's done everything I've asked him to do since he enrolled here. Dyer recently visited the Bulls, who appear to be the favorites to land the talented but troubled running back.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 01:40:00 PM

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema "does not plan to add any walk-on RBs with previous SEC experience," according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

This comment refers to former Auburn runner Michael Dyer's wish to join the Razorbacks as a walk on. USF emerged as a possibility for Dyer last week, via another report by Schad, and a scholarship could be involved.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 03:23:00 PM

ESPN's Joe Schad tweeted USF "is a school to watch" with junior RB Michael Dyer.

Schad added that Dyer was in Tampa this weekend, but stopped before drawing a link between the two. Dyer had previously said he would walk on at Arkansas, his home state's team, if allowed, however, that does not seem likely. Dyer was always a talented runner, so he would help the Bulls on the field.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 06:25:00 PM

Aaron Hernandez's newsworthy off-field actions are making some schools grow more cautious of adding junior RB Michael Dyer, according to George Schroeder of USA Today.

Western Kentucky, Troy, Illinois State, Marshall and UAB were interested in Dyer at some point, but teams are reportedly backing away from the talented running back. The former Auburn Tiger said he would walk on at Arkansas if they would accept him, but Schroeder cites sources who say the school might not be totally receptive to the idea.
Source: USA Today
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 12:49:00 PM