Transfer QB could lead WVU

Posted July 23rd, 2014


DALLAS – The most-asked question in Morgantown is who will replace dynamic quarterback Geno Smith, who was a second-round NFL draft pick in April.

The possible answer arrived in May from Tallahassee. Clint Trickett, who backed up E.J. Manuel throughout his career at Florida State, has enrolled at West Virginia. Trickett graduated in three years so he’s immediately eligible and has two years to play at WVU. He got to West Virginia in May.

Two quarterbacks _ Paul Millard and Ford Childress _ went head-to-head in spring practices. Millard has taken more snaps than Childress, who may have more physical ability.


Trickett spent most of his time behind Manuel, who was the first quarterback taken in the NFL draft. But he has experience, with two starts and appearances in 17 career games.


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