Brand new West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Clint Trickett is finally starting to get a handle on the offense in Morgantown. Trickett a senior transfer student from Florida State University where he started just two games for the Seminoles in his three-year career in Tallahassee. Being in Morgantown for only about a month, Trickett has already put his name in the mix in arguably the biggest starting quarterback battle in the country this season.
Trickett is the son of former WVU Assistant Coach Rick Trickett. He started two games for Florida State and appeared in 17 contests. He completed 66 of 106 passes for 947 yards and seven touchdowns while throwing four interceptions. Trickett is competing with junior Paul Millard and redshirt-freshman Ford Childress for the starting spot. Childress has essentially been ruled out as a starter for the upcoming seaso,n and it seems like it will come down to Trickett and Millard. Millard has been part of the Mountaineers for three seasons now and undoubtedly has the most experience with the offense of any of the three candidates.
“You want an established guy,” Head Coach Dana Holgorsen said. “You want a starter. You want to know who your guy is. You want that guy to take a leadership role and bring the team along.” (WVUillustrated)
This is finally the light in the tunnel that the Mountaineer faithful has been waiting for. This has hinted towards the fact that Coach Holgorsen is getting close to naming his starter. Despite Millard’s experience, Trickett has shown over and over again that he is more talented and a better fit for the Mountaineer offense. His mobility and arm strength is the reason why he is slowly but surely arising as the favorite in Mountaineer country.