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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mike Dyer closing in one of Bo Jackson's records

Today's story is about Mike Dyer approaching Bo Jackson's freshman rushing record at Auburn. Here's how it starts:
AUBURN, Ala. — Running backs coach Curtis Luper had a good idea of what Auburn was getting in Mike Dyer when it signed him out of Little Rock, Ark., last February.

The 8,000 career rushing yards, powerful body build and high recruiting rankings all signaled future success, even if there was a shred of doubt in the back of Luper’s mind, however minuscule, that may not be the case.

“There’s always that unknown, until you actually get them here, until they get hit in the mouth,” Luper said. “But you love it when they’re better than you thought they were.”

Dyer has been everything the Tigers have wanted. The freshman has 799 rushing yards through 10 games, most among Auburn’s tailbacks.

He’s 31 yards shy of nudging aside the biggest name in Auburn football history, former Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson, for the school’s freshman rushing record.
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1 comment:

War Eagle AC-47 said...

Yeah, we don't want Dyer's accomplishments to get lost in the shadow of Newton's accomplishments.

I love to watch these two guys pre-snap. Sometimes they line up and Newton will say something to Dyer like, "No, line up over here now." And Dyer will move over to the other side. They're like two brothers playing in the neighborhood, just taking over the game.