Oct 29, 2011; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Michael Dyer (5) celebrates with fans after the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Jordan Hare Stadium. Dyer carried for 177 yards as the Tigers beat the Rebels 41-23. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Dyer transfers to Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals are already one of the top teams in the nation and now they have gotten even better. According to a report from USA Today, former Auburn Tigers and Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer has decided to make his return to the FBS to play for the Louisville Cardinals after spending a year at Arkansas Baptist College as he worked on his degree.

Arkansas Baptist College president Fitz Hall informed USA Today of Dyer’s decision to transfer. He will be eligible to play immediately.

“He’s excited to have an opportunity to resume his career,” Hill told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday evening. “Many people doubted that Michael would ever make this comeback, and it’s here.”

Hall has been serving as Dyer’s mentor since multiple drug and gun incidents derailed his career, and he believes that the former All-SEC rusher is on the right path.

“Based on what he has done at Arkansas Baptist College, I don’t have one negative,” Hill said. “I can’t talk about (what happened at) Auburn or Arkansas State, but I can talk about Arkansas Baptist College. It’s been all positive.

“Everybody you talk to thinks he’s an ex-felon. He’s not an ex-anything.”

When you add Dyer, if he can stay out of trouble and perform like he did early in his career, to the Louisville backfield alongside quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the Cardinals have an incredible quarterback-running back duo that could be a dominant force in college football.

Add in a weak schedule, and it may not be a surprise to see Louisville in the national title mix at the end of the season.

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