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Michael Dyer | Running Back

Team: Louisville Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 207

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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. Mon, Aug 5, 2013 02:38:00 PM
Source: NFL.com

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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

Former Auburn junior RB Michael Dyer suggested he would be willing to walk on at Arkansas.

"If Arkansas said I could walk on, I’d go walk on at Arkansas," Dyer told USA Today. The running back is a native of the state, and the fit couldn't be better since new head coach Bret Bielema focuses on a power running scheme. George Schroeder of USA Today cites sources close to Arkansas who say the school might not be totally receptive to the idea of adding the troubled running back. Dyer has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 08:59:00 AM

ESPN's Joe Schad tweeted two potential destinations for junior RB Michael Dyer are Marshall and UAB.

Dyer obviously started at Auburn and was expected to play for Arkansas State in 2012 before being dismissed. He is a talented runner and would help either program significantly, that is if he stays clean off the field. It was previously reported that Dyer hopes to find his new landing spot in the next 10 days.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Former Auburn and Arkansas State junior RB Michael Dyer is hoping to choose a new school in the next 10 days.

According to ESPN's Joe Schad, Louisville and TCU recently showed interest in the talented running back, but Dyer said those options fell away. Schad added that no other BCS automatic qualifying schools have displayed interest since. "I understand their reasoning of not taking me," Dyer said. "It's been very, very hard. But I'm not the same person I was. I've changed. I've grown up." The 22 year old insists he has stopped smoking marijuana after he missed the entire 2012 season.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Former Auburn RB Michael Dyer will enroll at a school close to his hometown of Litle Rock, Arkansas and will not play football this year, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

Dyer reportedly tweeted yesterday "College ain't for everybody" but it comes from the same account that said the running back was transferring to FCS level Prairie View A&M. He later claimed the same account was hacked. In order to have played anywhere this season, Dyer would have to be granted a double transfer waiver by the NCAA. It has been a crazy year for Dyer, who transferred to Arkansas State to follow coach Gus Malzahn, but his time there ended before it even began due to a "violation of team rules" including a speeding citation. He remains on track for the 2013 NFL Draft, but obviously sitting out a full season of football will not help his chances of being more than a third day pick.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 01:41:00 PM

Prairie View A&M head coach Heishma Northern insists that neither he nor his assistant coaches have contacted junior RB Michael Dyer about a possible transfer.

Dyer tweeted the transfer himself, so this is a surprising development. "I haven’t talked to any coaches from Auburn, I haven’t talked to any coaches from Arkansas State, I haven’t talked to his high school coaches, and I haven’t talked him," Northern answered when asked about the Dyer transfer. Perhaps the Twitter account was a fake, but as of now it seems Dyer is not transferring to Prairie View A&M. ESPN's Joe Schad later reported that "Prairie View A&M [said] paperwork in way right now of Michael Dyer being eligible to play."
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 03:25:00 PM

Former Auburn and Arkansas State junior RB Michael Dyer has transferred to Prairie View A&M.

Prairie View A&M is an FCS level program, so Dyer will almost certainly be eligible to play in 2012 after preparing to redshirt this season at Arkansas State. The former top running back recruit was dismissed from Arkansas State after being cited for speeding and was allegedly also carrying marijuana and a gun in the car. We tend to think he will spend one season at the FCS level then jettison as an early entry to the 2013 NFL Draft.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 12:11:00 PM