If you’re good at the football, someone will give you a second chance, and a third. Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer is transferring to Louisville. Having graduated from Arkansas Baptist College, he will be eligible to play immediately.
Dyer ran for 1,000 yards in back to back seasons for Auburn, earning the MVP award in the BCS Championship Game. He left Auburn after being suspended at the end of his 2011 sophomore season to play for Gus Malzahn at Arkansas State (later testified that his gun was used as a robbery and that he used synthetic marijuana). He was kicked off the team before playing a down at Arkansas State, after a cop found marijuana and a gun during a traffic stop. He has not played football in a year.
If he’s in shape, Dyer should be a great football signing for Louisville. The running game did not help Teddy Bridgewater much in 2012, ranking 106th nationally in yards per carry.
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