The transfer rule is one almost all college football fans have memorized. If a player from a Division-I FBS school wants to go to another team, they must sit out one season.
Some players have that waived, such as Phillip Sims. Though he transferred from Alabama to Virginia, he will be allowed to play in 2012 because he is moving closer to his family.
This argument did not work for former Auburn running back Michael Dyer. He is transferring to Arkansas State; and though he is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, the NCAA says he must sit out the 2012 season.
This decision could be a setback to former Auburn offensive coordinator turned Arkansas State head coach Gus Malzahn. In two seasons with the Tigers, Dyer rushed for more than 2,300 yards, 15 touchdowns and won the Offensive MVP award for the 2010 BCS National Championship game.