Michael Dyer is the latest case of a player who has all the talent in the world, but simply cannot seem to follow the rules.
The news of Dyer's second dismissal from a college football program in a span of seven months comes from Yahoo! Sports' Graham Watson:
From the "Are You Serious?" chronicles... Arkansas State issues a statement that RB Michael Dyer has been dismissed for violating team rules— Graham Watson (@YahooDrSaturday) July 30, 2012
Here we go again.
Dyer, of course, is the former 5-star running back out of Arkansas who made an impressive early impact at Auburn University.
And I mean impressive.
As a true freshman, Dyer ran for 1,093 yards on 182 carries, breaking the record for most yards by a first-year player that was held by some guy you might have heard of—Bo Jackson. He followed up the record-breaking performance with 143 yards and the Offensive Player of the Game honor in the BCS National Championship Game.
Not a bad way to break onto the college scene, but Dyer followed up that sensational campaign with yet another one. In 2011, he carried the ball 242 times, racking up 1,242 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Then the trouble started.
Dyer, who has all the looks of a future NFL running back, simply needed to go to any school where he could continue to properly showcase his skills. That college ended up being Arkansas State, where former Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn now coaches.
Unfortunately for Dyer, Malzahn and Red Wolves fans everywhere, the young running back apparently hasn't gotten any better at that whole "following the rules" thing.
Dyer has the type of talent most of us would kill for, but if he can't start following rules off the field, that talent will surely go to waste.