Most of the talk following the end of Auburn’s 17-game win streak has surrounded Ted Roof’s porous defense. But offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn feels he needs to make some changes, too. Namely, he needs to get Mike Dyer even more carries:
“You look at your strengths and you look at what you’re good at, and (Dyer is) playing very good football now. We’re looking at a lot of different things, but that is one of them. He’s one of our strengths. And we definitely need to build upon our strengths.”
Dyer has carried the ball 48 times this season for a total of 358 yards and six touchdowns. That’s an average of 7.5 yards per attempt. He’s also been consistent against BCS competition the last two weeks:
Dyer’s 119 yard-per-game average is second only to Marcus Lattimore on the SEC rushing chart and he leads the SEC with four rushes of 30 yards or more.
No wonder Malzahn wants to get him the ball more.