Pat Forde

  • Why West Virginia’s Clint Trickett could be the toughest QB in the land

    Pat Forde at Yahoo Sports10 days ago

    Tara Trickett watches football games through binoculars. This is the byproduct of more than three decades of marriage to an offensive line coach. If you want to know what’s happening in the trenches, it helps to zoom in.

    But the focus shifts to quarterback when her son, Clint, plays. And with her binoculars trained on the West Virginia quarterback last Sept. 28 against Oklahoma State, she knew before anyone else after one particular play that something was wrong with her boy.

    “I could tell immediately he was hurt,” she said. “Just the way he was holding his arm.”

    The problem was with his throwing shoulder. This was Trickett’s first start as a Mountaineer, and first college start since a fill-in appearance as a freshman at Florida State. He was hurt and he knew it, too. He couldn’t finish the upset of Oklahoma State, turning over the latter stages to backup Paul Millard.

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