Last week marked the second week of mandatory workouts for the West Virginia Mountaineers, and quarterback Clint Trickett is still easing back into the swing of things.
Trickett, the transfer from Florida State who went 2-5 as the starter for WVU last season, is still working his way back from a January surgery to repair his labrum, AC joint and rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder.
The Charleston Daily Mail is reporting coach Dana Holgorsen hopes to have the all clear soon.
“He’s better,” Holgorsen told the paper last week. “He’s doing some throwing, but they won’t cut him loose for another couple weeks.”
Trickett threw for 1,605 yards, seven scores and seven interceptions for the Mountaineers last year.
West Virginia is a 24-point underdog in the season-opener against Alabama.
Holgorsen did say three games on Alabama’s schedule last season caught his attention and could be the focal point of his film study.
He said Alabama’s win over Texas A&M, the Tide’s loss to Oklahoma and the loss to Auburn all had something in common.
“They’re quite a bit different, but it’s a spread,” Holgorsen said of Auburn. “It’s more of a run game spread, but it’s up-tempo, the sets are good and there’s a lot of motion. It’ll be good for us.”
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