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Arkansas State Dismisses Michael Dyer

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There was quite a buzz around Jonesboro when it was announced that Michael Dyer, the Auburn running back who helped lead the Tigers to the National Championship, was transferring to Arkansas State.

There was even hope Dyer might be eligible this season, after applying for a waiver from the NCAA.

After the waiver was turned down, rumors started that Dyer might be transferring again, this time to Pittsburg State.  But Dyer reaffirmed his commitment to play at ASU.

Not so fast, my friend.

Red Wolves coach Gus Malzahn has announced Dyer has been dismissed from the team because of a violation of team rules.

Dyer was the Most Valuable Player of the National Championship game against Oregon, and then became the first Auburn running back to gain over 1,000 each of his first two years.  But coach Gene Chizik suspended Dyer indefinitely just before the Chik-Fil-A bowl at the end of last season for violating team rules.  He announced in January he would transfer to play for Malzahn, who was Dyer’s offensive coordinator at Auburn before being named ASU’s head coach, replacing Hugh Freeze, now at Ole Miss.

Wonder if Pittsburg State is still on the table……

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