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January 4, 2012

Reports: Michael Dyer considering transfer from Auburn to Arkansas State

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Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday afternoon that star running back Michael Dyer is considering a transfer from Auburn to Arkansas State.

AuburnUndercover.com reported that Dyer plans to transfer and has not been given a release from Auburn yet. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that the Dyer family wants to talk to Chizik before deciding to transfer, and that Arkansas State could be a possible landing spot.

Former Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn is the new head coach at Arkansas State.

NationalFootballAuthority.com reported early Wednesday that Dyer had already filed paperwork to transfer to Arkansas State, but spokesmen from both Auburn and Arkansas State said they were not aware that Dyer had filed paperwork to transfer to the school in Jonesboro, Ark. Auburn’s spokesman was not aware of any change in Dyer’s status.




  1. Does Dyer have to sit out a year if he transfers?

    Comment by John — January 4, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

  2. Let him go. He is trouble as we see and anyway we did fine without him.

    At Arkansas State he won’t win anything playing against weaker opponents.

    Comment by wt — January 4, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

  3. John, you are correct, sir. Dyer will have to sit a year if he transfers.

    Comment by JErickson — January 4, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

  4. bub-eye.

    Comment by jim — January 4, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

  5. 42-7

    Comment by GATA — January 4, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

  6. Best of luck to him in whatever he does. I hope he stays but I think both him and Auburn will be fine either way. Dyer you were fun to watch and you helped Auburn win a MNC and for that I am forever grateful!

    War Eagle!

    Comment by Jason — January 5, 2012 @ 12:22 am

  7. Please go Dyre, please. You are a distraction and discipline problem, obvious.

    Even now, Dyer is focusing on himself as we all are suppose to wonder, daily, will he transfer?

    Go ahead and leave Dyer, we don’t want or need you. Be a burden for Arkansas State and perhaps someday you will learn some self discipline.

    Comment by wallace torbert, Phenix City, Al — January 5, 2012 @ 8:15 am

  8. Sad that it ended for him like this. He’s a great athlete, and seemed to have a good personality (when we were winning; he looked pretty glum when we were losing). Even if we’re okay without him (RB depth looking pretty solid going into next year even if McCalebb doesn’t return, which I doubt he’ll be able to go pro, frankly; he needs to start catching punts and going nuts if he wants to be a McCluster or Sproles kinda guy), I’ll still miss him personally. Liked watching him run.

    Comment by Bret Moore — January 5, 2012 @ 8:50 am

  9. He can apply to the NCAA for a “hardship waiver” if a close family member has a serious medical problem. That way he’d not have to sit out a year.

    HOWEVER! The NCAA doesn’t pass those things out like free cookies. Some immediate family member would have to be in a serious health situation and I’m not sure that’s true in Dyer’s case. Otherwise, he does have to sit out a year.

    Part two: All this is speculation so far. We don’t even know if Dyer wants to transfer anywhere. Transferring and sitting out a year doesn’t make any sense when he can play one more year at Auburn and then declare for the NFL draft.

    Either way, Auburn is in great shape at running back. Moving on will hurt Dyer much, much more than it will hurt Auburn.

    Comment by MikeP — January 5, 2012 @ 8:59 am

  10. This doesn’t make any sense. If Dyer wants to transfer, why doesn’t he transfer to an FCS school (in Arkansas or elsewhere) where he could play this year? In all likelihood, he would be a first round draft pick at the end of this upcoming season. This decision seems ill advised.. but then again, it seems that’s become Dyer’s style.

    Comment by Hunter-Gatherer — January 5, 2012 @ 9:09 am

  11. It is a shame how many of our youth throw away opportunities like the ones afforded this young man. AU will be better off without his distractions. Tre Mason looked great in the Chik-Fil-A bowl, and will “replace” Dyer just fine.

    Comment by JBrooks — January 5, 2012 @ 11:41 am

  12. he can file a waiver to play next season. the chances of the ncaa passing it are slim to none.

    Comment by Kirk Lazarus — January 5, 2012 @ 11:44 am

  13. He needs to say one way or the other and stop speculation. If I was Auburn’s coach and this kept up he would have to transfer of warm the bench, his choice.

    If ya goin ..go; otherwise shut up

    Comment by wt — January 5, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

  14. @GATA – Can you explain what you mean by “42-7?” It’s like you’re trying to quote a score or something, but no such score exists like this in my memory..

    Comment by Hunter-Gatherer — January 5, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

  15. im sure blakeley is drewling right now along with mason and McCalleb i would rather pick up 2 average guys who work there butts off than some guy whos gonna be selfish and cause distraction hes gonna ruin his career kenny irons style

    Comment by chad rapp — January 5, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

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