Posted: 5:35 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013
By Doc Harper
The Michael Dyer "no I've really changed, like, seriously" tour has been making the rounds through USA Today, ESPN, local outlets in Arkansas (when he was trying to be a Razorback) and now he's made his way onto Grantland.
This is noteworthy really because of 4 things.
1. Dyer is much more aggressive in his quotes than he was in his previous media appearances. I have a feeling if he'd come across like this earlier, many of the Arkansas fans who said they were willing to forgive him would have been less willing to do so.
2. This quote from Dyer: "That's telling me [his Auburn coaches] don't really care that much about humans." I just think this is hilarious.
I don't know for sure if he's including Gus Malzahn in that explanation, but Gus was the Auburn assistant it appears Dyer felt closest to and the coach who directly kicked him off a team once and couldn't prevent it the first time.
3. Author quote: "The rule is that each star increases the idiocy of recruiting by a factor of 1 million."
That's so true. I might frame that.
4. Dyer's story-ending line: "You gotta be that Timmy Tebow...you gotta be a Tebow."