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Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:26 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Auburn's struggling offense was dealt another blow late Saturday as leading rusher Michael Dyer has suspended for the Tigers' Chick-Fil-A matchup against Virginia. 

The suspension has reportedly been handed down for a violation of an undisclosed team rule. Gene Chizik has not yet officially addressed the issue.

With Auburn's lackluster quarterback play and a banged-up receiving corps, Dyer was often his team's only legitimate offensive threat this season. But he still finished with 1,242 rushing yards to become the first Auburn player ever to rush for more than 1,000 yards in two seasons, good enough for first-team All-SEC honors.

Though Dyer's absence will mean a heavier load for second-leading rusher Onterio McCalebb (532 yards), McCalebb's lack of between-the-tackles size should also mean a larger role for true freshman Tre Mason. Mason has been used mostly on kick returns this season but has averaged better than 5 yards per-carry in limited action.

The Cavaliers rank 35th nationally in rush defense--weaker than many of Auburn's opponents in their SEC schedule, but easily high enough that the Tigers face a stiff challenge on the ground with Dyer out.

Comments

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

"I hate the barners but this comment coming from a criminole is truly laughable."

One man's tea is another man's poison.  My "Read much?" response was meant for the above astute observation.  Not that it matters, but I'm not a "Nole" nor am I a criminal.  Some of us applaud the work and independent nature of criminals and somehow justify criminal behavior as taking care of business or doing what it takes to succeed. 

That cavalier (nothing against UVA) attitude is what I rail against, and have been quite consistent in that stance.  Take it or leave it or just resort to the least admirable take most of us have, "It is what it is," on anything and everything, including diddling little boys.  Now there's a fine mission statement to live by.  It definitely doesn't tax the brain much, and is a bit more impressive than "whatever."   




Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: December 11, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

I don't give credence to comments from guys whose head coach stars in videos entitled Party in the UGA. I am so glad that guy is getting an extension.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

Read much?



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: December 11, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

Suspending a player for "an undisclosed rule violation" should be a rule violation. 

This is just a BS way for schools in the SEC to either cover up really bad crap that never seems to leak into the media until years later or its a way to dump a kid out of his scholarship and treat him like a piece of meat (while ruining his reputation).

And the system works! (sarcasm) 



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 8:23 pm
 

Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

I had Virginia winning this game before this suspension.  UVA wants it more.  Auburn went from the penthouse down to the ground floor this season.  They were fortunate just to land up in this game.  They were outscored 87-21 by their last two SEC opponents, Georgia and Alabama, and also gave up 45points to LSU.  We are not talking about powerful offenses here.  Virginia managed to turn their record around from last year, going 8-4.  They have enough offense to defeat auburn, in what I expect to be a low scoring game.



Since: Jan 30, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

Must have been a bad act to get suspended by that program.

I hate the barners but this comment coming from a criminole is truly laughable.




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2011 6:45 pm
 

Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

"Has suspended?"  Do they possibly mean "was suspended?"  So much for editing, and this is in the first sentence of the blog.  Yikes.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

Must have been a bad act to get suspended by that program.  Notice that not much will be released from campus (meaning classroom attendance or performance) or the local authorities (if the cause for suspension was due to interaction with local authorities, meaning charges filed, arrest made and conviction pending) without direct guidance and considerable "coaching" from inside or "above" the program. 

Interesting how much detail comes from certain programs' player indiscretions and how little comes from others, and our truth seeking media rarely ever questions why this disparity exists and some never even acknowledge that it exists.  God forbid they bite the hand that feeds them...



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

@Hokiesfan2 - You need to focus on your own team, and hope that a few Michigan starters get suspended, maybe Va Tech can win a bowl game.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Auburn RB Michael Dyer suspended for bowl game

Tongue outUVA needed that


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