"There's not much [in common] between Coach [Jimbo] Fisher's offense and Dana Holgorsen's offense," Trickett said. "Dana Holgorsen's offense has phenomenal numbers that speak for themselves.
"It's fast-paced. It's up-tempo. It's a match for me."
Coming out of high school, the younger Trickett had multiple offers, including from Arkansas and Stanford, before choosing Florida State.
"I'd like to say I'm a leader," Trickett said. "I'm football smart and guys seem to follow me.
"I'm a slimmer guy and probably some people say I can't throw it, but I think I can. I'll take chances downfield."
Trickett can also run when necessary.
"I'm not Pat White," said the quarterback, "but I'm not stationary either. Coach Holgorsen harped on that being a huge plus."
Obviously, there's a mutual respect between the coach and player.
"There aren't many offenses like his," Trickett said of Holgorsen. "I fell in love with it when I visited [the weekend of WVU's spring game]."
While he recently fell in love with that, though, Trickett has always loved West Virginia - and one of the state's favorite pastimes.
"I'm a big hunter," Trickett said. "I'm a big duck hunter. When [Holgorsen] and I were in the car, we saw some ducks. I said, 'You don't know how much I love to see that.'"
Fortunately for Holgorsen, the hunter also plays a little football.
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