MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Dana Holgorsen said Thursday night that he won't decide until game day who will start at quarterback for West Virginia against Texas tech on Saturday.
One thing is certain, though. It won't be Ford Childress.
Childress is out indefinitely after aggravating the torn pectoral muscle that has sidelined him the last two games.
That means the battle is between juniors Clint Trickett and Paul Millard, both of whom have practiced well this week.
"It will be a game-time decision this week,'' Holgorsen said on his weekly radio show.
Trickett has started West Virginia's last two games - an upset of then-No. 11 Oklahoma State and a drubbing by unbeaten Baylor. Millard, who started the first two games of the season, relieved Trickett in that Baylor game, coming in for him for a handful of plays in the first half and then most of the fourth quarter.
Trickett injured his throwing shoulder late in the win over Oklahoma State and then it got even worse against Baylor. Holgorsen gave him all of last week - WVU's first open week of the season - off to rest and now says the Florida State transfer is much better.
As for Childress, the redshirt freshman will be sidelined for an undetermined period, but isn't expected to need surgery. The starter in two games this season, Childress hasn't played the last two games after tearing a pectoral muscle. He practiced last week to see if he could play, but ended up just aggravating the injury.
Holgorsen said Childress spent the team's weekend off traveling to his home in Houston to see a doctor there. Despite published reports Thursday that Childress would be sidelined for the rest of the season, Holgorsen said that's not necessarily the case.
"It could be a week, it could be two weeks, it could be three or four,'' Holgorsen said.