NCAA waiver denied, Dyer to stay at Arkansas St.
A high-profile athlete transferring to a Sun Belt School from the SEC had his appeal to play this season denied by the NCAA, but has decided against transferring again to play right away.
Unfortunately for FAU fans, that is the story today of Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer, not wide receiver Duron Carter, who has applied to FAU and is hoping to play for the Owls this season.
Dyer’s status was the subject of internet rumors in the last few days, but Dyer and Arkansas State coach Gus Malzhan addressed the situation on Friday. Both emphatically said Dyer will sit out the 2012 season at Arkansas State and play in 2013. Sites reported in the last few days that Dyer was headed to Division II Pittsburg State, where he could suit up for the 2012 season.
It’s hard not to draw comparisons between the two situations – and I’m sure many will point to Dyer staying as a sign that it’s possible that Carter may choose to stay at FAU this season and take the field in 2013.
However, the situations aren’t exactly the same as Dyer has not taken a redshirt season (Carter has) and will have two years of eligibility remaining if his waiver is denied (Carter just one).
It’s OK for Owl fans to look at Dyer staying as a sign that Carter could do the same, but let’s just say every case is different – and that especially holds true when looking at the situations of Dyer and Carter.