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June 24, 2014

BREAKING: Holgorsen names starting QB 

MORGANTOWN — Clint Trickett will be West Virginia University’s starting quarterback entering the 2014, coach Dana Holgorsen announced Tuesday afternoon.

“Clint is 100 percent healthy and is ready to play.” Holgorsen said in a release put out by the school. “He worked hard last season and showed a lot of ability and leadership and deserves the chance to lead the team as a senior. He will be our starter.”

Trickett saw action in eight games, with seven starts, as a redshirt junior in 2013 after transferring to WVU from Florida State. He completed 123-of-233 passes for 1,605 yards and seven touchdowns.

Trickett earned his first start of the 2013 season against No. 11 Oklahoma State and led the Mountaineers to the 30-21 victory. He completed 24-of-50 passes for 309 yards and a touchdown.

Trickett also injured his throwing shoulder in the game.

Trickett finished with a season-high 356 yards on 21-of-37 passing and a season-high two touchdowns against Iowa State in the season finale.

The Mountaineers’ season gets underway Saturday, Aug. 30, when WVU faces Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, at 3:30 p.m., in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. WVU’s opens the home portion of its schedule on Saturday, Sept. 6, against Towson, at 7:30 p.m., at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

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