Former Auburn RB Michael Dyer Transferring for the Second Time?
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Matt Miller of Bleacher Report reported late last night that former Auburn running back Michael Dyer may be packing up his bags to join Division-II Pitt State very soon.
Dyer was released from scholarship at Auburn following the 2011 season, where he almost immediately started the transfer process to attend Arkansas State—his old Tigers offensive coordinator (Gus Malzahn) had landed a head coaching job with the Red Wolves.
However, when it was announced that Dyer would not be eligible for the 2012 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, he reportedly went back on the hunt for a new school.Rumor has it he's heading to the Pitt State Gorillas, a Division-II team where he'd likely be granted instantaneous eligibility.If this turns out to be true—which it's looking like it's almost a done-deal—we'll all know what the real reason for the move will be: the 2013 NFL draft.
This move was seen as a coin flip the day that the NCAA denied Dyer's hardship waiver, rendering him ineligible for the 2012 season. Dyer--who set a record as a freshman for running yards at Auburn--will be eligible for the 2013 draft and obviously doesn't think sitting out a year to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements is in his best interests.