Michael Dyer Suspended For Bowl Game: My Reaction

Whilst I was sleeping (time difference and all that) news broke in several places that Michael Dyer is going to miss the bowl game due to testing positive for Marijuana. I don’t want to get into that forever lasting argument over whether Marijuana should be legal or not, but the real issue is that he broke team rules, and that shouldn’t be accepted anywhere. It’s disappointing to hear, and some have said that he may choose to transfer, but a plan has been laid out for him to follow if he wants to regain the coaches respect, and I just hope he follows it. I don’t think he deserves to get kicked off the team for this, you can’t compare this to robbing peoples houses with firearms, in retrospect all he did was let his team down, and should be and will be given an opportunity to earn back his playing time.

If he does choose to transfer, then so be it. We’ve had great runningbacks before and we’ll have great runningbacks after, depth shouldn’t be an issue next year, especially with transfers Corey Grant and Mike Blakely, as well as incoming true freshman Jovon Robinson.

Mike, I hope you work hard to get back on the field, because that’s where you belong. I understand that you’re just a teenager, but if you want to play in the pro’s, as well as continue playing for Auburn University, then this cannot continue.

Your move Mike.


About Ross Collings

It's the orange and blue I love. Big fan of the Auburn football program and university. Consider myself the biggest fan of them currently living and being from outside of the United States.

Posted on December 11, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. A mike leave them sorry ass tiger you was the team you see that they need you more than you need them but leaving want solve your problem . Leaving show you have no commitment , so in other words you not loyal to your team or teammates

  2. I taught kids like Michael for 27 years. I’ve watched them come from terrible backgrounds only to rise up. No excuses when the opportunities are at your feet. Mike, you’ve heard it a millions times and will continue to hear it through out your entire life.
    Be humble. not haughty. Be a team member, not a team. Be determined, not defeated. Most of all, thank God for all that he has planned for you. Oh yes, I am praying for you.

  3. He’d be foolish to transfer. If he was year older then he could just go on an declare, I imagine that was his plan anyway after his junior year. If he leaves then he’ll have to drop down to 1AA or lower, he can’t go to another 1A school and play next year. Gaudy stats at a 1AA school won’t help his draft stock in spring 2013 and not playing certainly won’t help him. (see Maurice Clarett) So, if he gets any good advice and listens to it, then his one practical choice is to do whatever Chiz makes him do to re-earn his position. That’s the only way he’ll boost himself in the 2013 draft, and Auburn will benefit as a side effect. Sorry that I’m so jaded, but I am afraid that I’m right. WDE

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