It’s college. He’s a freshman. You live and you learn.
But for Auburn quarterback candidate Zeke Pike, you have to wonder how much an early Sunday morning arrest for public intoxication will impact his chances of landing the Tigers’ starting quarterback gig this fall. The 19-year-old was hit with the misdemeanor charge after being taken into custody on South College Street in Auburn shortly after midnight yesterday morning.
New offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler said during spring practice that his QB race could last the length of fall/preseason practice. Pike — a three-star prospect from Kentucky — competed with sophomore Kiehl Frazier and redshirt junior Clint Moseley in the spring after enrolling early.
Might this arrest lead Loeffler or head coach Gene Chizik to question the young man’s leadership capabilities at this stage of his career? Possibly. But if Pike turns out to be the clear best choice to run Loeffler’s offense, then probably not.