During an interview with ESPN blogger Andrea Adelson last week, University of Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson mentioned the possibility of Zeke Pike playing tight end during the upcoming season. News to most of us.
Pike, along with B. J. Dubose, Charles Gaines and Kamal Hogan, were suspended for disciplinary reasons shortly after the Cincinnati game in late October. Whether they would ever return was uncertain.
Watson’s reference to Pike indicated things had changed. So we placed a call to UofL. A spokesman for the football program confirmed Monday that the suspensions have ended. The four players are expected to participate in spring practice.
Dubose, listed on the roster as a 6-foot-5, 265-pound junior tight end, played in seven games, starting in four of them, before the suspension. Gaines, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound redshirt freshman wide receiver, also played in seven games, making 11 catches for 172 yards and a touchdown.
Kamal Hogan, a 6-foot, 209-pound redshirt sophomore safety, played in one game. Pike, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound transfer from Auburn, is not listed on the roster but is enrolled at UofL.