(NEW YORK) — Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer has found a new home, announcing that he will transfer to Louisville to play for the Cardinals.
“I am ready to start a new chapter in my life,” Dyer said in a statement released through Arkansas Baptist College, where he earned his associates degree this year. “I’ve learned from my past and feel that Louisville is the best place to play the second half of my collegiate career.”
Dyer was the offensive MVP of the 2011 BCS National Championship Game when he was a freshman at Auburn. He transferred to Arkansas State his sophomore year after he was suspended indefinitely by then-head coach Gene Chizik for failed marijuana tests. He sat out last season after the NCAA denied his request to play right away, and he never played for Arkansas State. Louisville will be Dyer’s fourth school after a quick stop at Arkansas Baptist College.
The school cannot comment on Dyer until he officially enrolls, but sources say that Dyer will not have to miss any time. He is a junior and is expected to be eligible to play right away for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are ranked ninth in the USA Today preseason coaches’ poll.
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