COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 01: Michael Dyer #5 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates after defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks 16-13 at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Michael Dyer hasn't officially transferred from Auburn to Gus Malzahn's Arkansas State, but Red Wolves players are already welcoming him aboard.
Auburn Tigers running back Michael Dyer, who was suspended for the Chick-fil-A Bowl just before offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn accepted the Arkansas St. Red Wolves coaching job, has been the subject of connect-the-dots transfer rumors for a spell now. He's a Little Rock native, so the story lined up.
Nothing official has been announced yet, but the onboarding of the player who was essentially Auburn's entire 2011 offense would be quite a haul for Malzahn. Ranking No. 21 in the nation in rushing yardage, he put up more yards than any other player on the team -- including quarterbacks and kick returners.
Dyer was named first-team All-SEC a year after making the signature play of the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.
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