Would Arkansas Give Michael Dyer A Chance?
Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer is an Arkansas native who would like to play for the Razorbacks. Dyer, who left Auburn after the 2011 season, and was dismissed at Arkansas State in 2012, says he would like a third chance in Fayetteville for Bret Bielema.
“If I was given the chance, I would definitely do the best that I can for [Arkansas] and for the coaches and for the fans,” Dyer said. “To be able to play at home, I think any kid would love that dream to come back home and start over and play at home. But I’m just, you know, sitting here, I’m going to play it out and I’m going to let God do the rest for me.”
At Auburn , Dyer admitted in court that his pistol was used in a robbery by teammates. He transferred to Arkansas State where then head coach Gus Malzahn attempted to give him a second chance. That second chance ended in the summer of 2012 when he was dismissed after details about a traffic stop emerged – going 96 in a 70 MPH zone and evidence of marijuana. He’s been at Arkansas Baptist College as a student, not a football player, since then. He’s set to graduate this spring. He’s expected to announce his future plans in the next few weeks.
Update: WholeHogSports says “Dyer will not be walking on at Arkansas despite the rumors saying he will.”