Ex-FSU QB Clint Trickett headed to WVU

May, 1, 2013
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Former Florida State quarterback Clint Trickett is trading in the Seminoles' war chant for "Country Roads."

He's announced plans to transfer to West Virginia, where he'll be eligible to compete for the Mountaineers' starting quarterback job immediately.

From our news story:
Trickett, 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, left Florida State after it became apparent redshirt freshman Jameis Winston had an edge in the competition at the end of spring practices.

Trickett completed 66 of 106 passes (62.3 percent) for 947 yards and seven touchdowns with four interceptions in two seasons of backup action.

Trickett lived in West Virginia for seven years while his father Rick was an offensive line coach there.

Earlier this morning, Trickett took to Twitter to announce his plans, too.

"This is a dream come true to be playin for the state I love," he wrote.

It definitely makes the West Virginia quarterback competition a whole lot more interesting, and Texas natives Ford Childress and Paul Millard have a lot to prove once fall camp arrives. Trickett will be on campus this summer and plans to enroll in classes on May 20.

Something tells me those 7-on-7 voluntary workouts with the team over the summer got a big competitive jolt.

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