Former Auburn Tiger running back Michael Dyer, who might be remembered best for being the offensive most valuable player in the Tigers BCS Championship win in 2011, will enroll at Louisville.
Dyer did not play last season at Arkansas State after transferring because he was suspended indefinitely by former Auburn coach Gene Chizik. As a result, Dyer will be eligible to play this season, and chose Louisville.
This has the potential to be a big get for the Cardinals, who already have high expectations for the 2013 college football season behind quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Teddy Bridgewater.
While Dyer has not played a down of football in a year, he said that he is staying in shape and ready to go physically.
Louisville is ranked No.9 in the USA Today Coaches preseason poll. This stems from the Cardinals win in the Sugar Bowl last season against Florida. It was also Bridgewater’s coming out party on the national landscape. Not only is Bridgewater a projected Heisman finalist, but he is also picked to be the first quarterback taken in the 2014 NFL draft.
Should Dyer regain his old form, he and Bridgewater could form a dynamic offensive backfield and potentially run the table to an undefeated season. It would also take pressure off of Teddy Bridgewater and his $10 million arm/legs that he had insured earlier this week.