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Morgantown, West Virginia – According to 247’s Coaching Carousel, West Virginia assistant Travis Trickett is a “strong candidate” to become the offensive coordinator at the University of South Florida.

Trickett, the inside receivers/tight ends coach for the Mountaineers for the past three seasons, is likely to take the position when it’s officially offered. Trickett has been West Virginia’s top recruiter in the state of Florida since arriving in Morgantown and will be a big loss for the program, but it would be difficult for him to turn down an offensive coordinator position at USF.

Trickett’s father, Rick, was a longtime offensive line coach at West Virginia, and his younger brother, Clint, was the starting quarterback for the Mountaineers during the 2013-2014 seasons.

Considering West Virginia desperately needs a real offensive coordinator, it’s unclear why head coach Neal Brown hasn’t offered Trickett the coordinator position at West Virginia.

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