Oct 5, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Louisville Cardinals running back Michael Dyer (26) during warmups prior to playing the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field. Louisville defeated Temple 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville Football: Michael Dyer unlikely to be starting running back for Cardinals

Right before the start of the 2013 college football season, Michael Dyer had found a new home in the FBS with the Louisville Cardinals following a long, tumultuous journey which saw him kicked off the Auburn Tigers team where he was the offensive MVP of the team’s 2010 BCS Championship winning team.

While settling in to his new home last year, Dyer say time sporadically in the offense with Charlie Strong at the helm, although he was  not, at anytime, the starter; and according to ESPN, that fact won’t change with Bobby Petrino at the helm now.

After finishing last season with 825 yards and eight touchdowns, Dominique Brown will be taking the brunt of the carries in the backfield for the Cardinals, although that hasn’t stopped Petrino from wanting to see the best from Dyer, especially after a promising performance in the recent spring game.

“He looked really quick,” Petrino told reporters after the game. “He was seeing things, he was making good cuts. It was probably the first time we’ve really seen him in the spring 100 percent. I was happy with the way he was seeing it and the quickness, and his ability to break tackles.”

With the move this season to a bit tougher conference in the ACC, Dyer should see a bit more action than he did last year in the American Athletic.

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