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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wake gets to keep Lambert, FSU Trickett

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

According to a report by ESPN's Joe Schad, Marshall will hire West Virginia assistant Doc Holliday as its next head coach, which means Wake Forest defensive coordinator Brad Lambert, who was also a candidate for the Marshall job, will stay in Winston-Salem, and FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett, who also interviewed at Marshall, is staying put.

Lambert is one of the good guys in this business, and coach Jim Grobe was just raving about him on Wednesday. Lambert will get his head coaching opportunity eventually, but it's good news for the Deacs that he'll be sticking around. He's one of the best recruiters on the staff, and is a major reason behind the program's success during Grobe's tenure.

And Trickett, as we all know, is highly regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in the country. This will be a huge help to Jimbo Fisher, as it's another hire he doesn't have to worry about making. Trickett will have an outstanding veteran line to work with next year that will be the heart of the Noles' offense, and with Christian Ponder back at quarterback, 2010 should be another great season for FSU's offense.