Clint Trickett Will Start At Quarterback For The Mountaineers Against Oklahoma State

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

West Virginia is going with its third starting quarterback of the year against Oklahoma State.

Confirming what has been rumored in the Twitter-verse through the day, West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen announced on his weekly radio show that Clint Trickett will start Saturday against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Coach Holgorsen stated that it wasn't a performance issue with Ford Childress, who had started the previous two games. He's suffering from an injury issue with a pectoral muscle. Childress has been unable to practice this week and due to his overall inexperience, even if he were to feel OK by Saturday, Holgorsen said that he just wasn't comfortable playing an inexperienced quarterback who wasn't able to practice and prepare fully.

Now the reins have been handed for the time to Florida State transfer Clint Trickett. Holgorsen said that Trickett and former starter Millard have been splitting reps all week, but felt that Trickett was the one who deserved to start the game. He also sounded a bit non-committal on whether he would stick with Trickett through the game and that Paul Millard should still be prepared to play if Trickett struggles.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Smoking Musket

You must be a member of The Smoking Musket to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Smoking Musket. You should read them.

Join The Smoking Musket

You must be a member of The Smoking Musket to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Smoking Musket. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker