Just a hunch, but I’m guessing Michael Dyer plays a big role in Saturday’s Kentucky-Louisville game.
You remember Dyer. He’s the former Auburn running back who was the MVP in the 2010 BCS title game when his 143 rushing yards helped the Tigers beat Oregon. He rushed for 2,335 yards in two years at Auburn before being kickoff the team after his sophomore season.
After being booted off the team before even playing a game at Arkansas State, Dyer joined Louisville last month under a zero-tolerance policy by head coach Charlie Strong. He rushed for 48 yards on just four carries in U of L’s opening-week win over Ohio, but 46 of those yards came on a touchdown run.
Louisville had a tough time running the football in last week’s 44-7 win over Eastern Kentucky — 78 yards rushing on 28 carries — and Dyer gained just 22 yards on seven carries. But on Monday, the junior was bumped up to second team on the depth chart behind starter Senorise Perry.
Here’s betting we see a lot more of Dyer on Saturday.