Two weeks ago, Clint Trickett quarterbacked West Virginia to its first home win against a top-five team since 2003 without knowing his father had a heart attack earlier in the day.
On Saturday, Trickett was at his low point in a loss to TCU while Rick Trickett watched from a Mountaineer Field suite. Florida State had the week off and the Seminoles offensive line coach was finally able to see his son play for the Mountaineers in person.
Clint played two seasons and spent three years with the Seminoles before transferring last season to WVU, where Rick was the offensive line coach from 2001-06.
“I told him I was sorry he had to come see that one,” Clint said. “I was embarrassed with the way I played. He said, ‘Don’t worry about that. I’m happy to see you play,’ stuff like that. That put things in perspective. That was a good thing. I just wish I could have had a better outcome for him.”
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