Report: Troy showing interest in Dyer; three welcomed to SBCPublished 2:34pm Monday, July 1, 2013
ESPN.com is reporting that Troy has shown interest in former Auburn running back Michael Dyer. Dyer’s uncle says that Troy, Western Kentucky and Illinois State have shown interest in the back.
Dyer was a contributor on Auburn’s national championship team before incidents with drugs and weapons forced him to leave the Tigers. He transferred to Arkansas State but never played a game for the school. Dyer then began taking classes at Arkansas Baptist.
While Troy cannot comment on Dyer, it seems that the Trojans have a reason to take a look.
Troy lost its three of its top four rushers from last season and will look to a talented yet inexperienced group of backs to step up in 2013.
Western Kentucky returns star running back Antonio Andrews, who led the Hilltoppers in all-purpose yards last year.
Texas State, Georgia State and UT Arlington were officially welcomed to the Sun Belt Conference on Monday.
The addition now gives the league 10 schools.
“We have been anticipating this day for quite some time,” said Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson in a statement. “A lot of hard work has been put in by the administrators around the Sun Belt and at these three institutions. It is very rewarding to see that hard work pay off. And while we take a moment to reflect on the process that has gotten us here, we also take focus on what this day means for us moving forward. There is no longer any time to look in the rearview mirror. With the membership that is joining us today, and the membership that will join us on July 1, 2014, we know that this conference will continue to rise in all aspects and our future is unquestionably bright.”