Coach Dana Holgerson has once again shook up the depth chart on WVU’s quarterback roster.
Clint Trickett, who transferred from the Florida State Seminoles over the offseason to Morgantown, will be the Mountaineers 3rd quarterback to be given starting duties. starter Ford Childress will not be playing due to a torn pectoral muscle, which was announced tonight by Holgerson on his weekly radio show. Paul Millard was the starter for ‘Eers the first two games, and Childress started the following two. Both Millard and Childress were erratic in their respective games; Millard throwing for one touchdown and one interception each, and Childress for three touchdowns and three interceptions.
Trickett played well in his two seasons as backup quarterback for Florida State, behind former star Seminole EJ Manuel. Trickett played significant minutes in the early half of the 2011 season, including a start against the Clemson Tigers. Trickett and the Seminoles lost that game, but Clint impressed many, with a 3 touchdown performance. After little playing time in the 2012 season, and losing a battle for the Seminole starting quarterback role to Jameis Winston this past offseason, Trickett decided to transfer to WVU.
WVU is hoping that Trickett can work magic against the #11 Oklahoma State Cowboys in Morgantown on Saturday, as the coaching staff is desperate to gain some consistency in the offense, and a reduction in turnovers. Trickett’s career stats are 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, for 947 yards.