Former FSU QB Clint Trickett transferring to West Virginia
Trickett, a redshirt junior, has spent the last few years backing up E.J. Manuel—who is now a Buffalo Bill—and wasn’t expected to start this fall with the emergence of true freshman Jameis Winston.
West Virginia seemed to be the most reasonable landing spot for Trickett, who expressed interest in the program from day one.
Geno Smith’s departure has left a huge hole at the quarterback position for the Mountaineers, who are still looking for someone to step up and lead the pack amid a three-player battle.
Since Trickett will be graduating this month, he does not have to sit out a season and can vie for the starting position upon arrival. His gunslinger mentality is a great fit for Dana Holgorsen’s pass-happy offense and should give him the immediate edge to win the job.
Trickett completed 66-of-106 (62.3 percent) of his passes for 947 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions throughout his career with Florida State.
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