Michael Dyer will join Louisville Cardinals
After much speculation about where he would end up, Michael Dyer has decided he will play for Louisville in the 2013 college football season. Dyer the former Auburn running back took last year off after having his scholarship taken away in early 2012.
It was reported about a week ago by NFL.com that Dyer was considering Louisville. They had a strong indication he would go there because he was added to the system, which is usually a red flag that a student is applying for enrollment.
Dyer was the MVP for Auburn in their National Championship victory in 2011, after that season he was suspended than release from his scholarship for a violation of team rules. Dyer ended up transferring to Arkansas State but never played a down. He then went to Arkansas Baptist College where he never played football but received his associates degree.
Dyer could have opted to wait until the 2014 NFL draft, but he decided he still wanted to play college football. USA Today reports that Dyer is now going to play for Louisville in the upcoming season, making the team that won last years Sugar Bowl even more formidable. They already have Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback, who is widely considered one of, if not the best, quarterback, in college football. Bridgewater had previously told ESPN that if Dyer chose Louisville the team “would take him in and welcome him.”
In 2011, Dyer ran for 1242 yards and 10 touchdowns to go with his MVP of the National Championship. That was one season after Dyer set the Auburn freshman record with 1093 yards as a true freshman.
Louisville is ranked ninth in the preseason rankings that came out Thursday, but with the addition of Dyer, assuming he has a similar impact to the one he had at Auburn, they should be a very dangerous team and a very serious National Championship contender.