CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ye olde notebook:
| West Virginia University's football team might just be signing a new quarterback.
On Wednesday, Florida State released quarterback Clint Trickett from his scholarship, allowing him to transfer and play this coming season at another school.
That school could sit in Morgantown.
Sources told me Trickett will visit Morgantown and could be there as early as Saturday for the spring game.
It could make the Mountaineer QB competition more than interesting. As WVU attempts to replace Geno Smith, Trickett would immediately compete with Paul Millard and Ford Childress.
Trickett, whose father Rick hails from West Virginia and coached at WVU, had been a serious contender to start for the Seminoles. He completed 22 of 32 passes for 259 yards during FSU's spring game. It seems, however, redshirt freshman Jameis Winston is the front-runner to start there.
Trickett played eight games last season as EJ Manuel's backup and completed 22 of 34 passes for 272 yards. In 2011, he started games against Wake Forest and Clemson.
The quarterback can transfer and play immediately because he is graduating from FSU in May with eligibility.
Sources say Trickett will decide between WVU and South Florida.
| I had a chance to speak with Greenbrier owner Jim Justice and his resort's new golf tournament director, Monte Ortel, the other day.
You've probably heard Aerosmith will be the second act in the Greenbrier Classic's Concert Series. (How much staying power does the group have? It was the first band I saw in concert. I was 16 then. I'm 52 now.)
What you may not know is Aerosmith and Kenny Chesney will be the only artists signed this year.
"We're going to have two acts instead of three," Justice said. "Our sponsors like to entertain here and said, even though they like the acts, they also want to entertain privately."
In regard to the tournament, there's not much player news. Ortel said all past champions -- Stuart Appleby, Scott Stallings and Ted Potter Jr. -- have indicated they'll return. Ditto Brendan Steele and Greg Owen. Course pro emeritus Tom Watson is "unofficially" set to play.
But it might be tougher for Justice to get Tiger Woods to return. ("We're really working on him," said the owner. "A lot of people, though, are now pulling at Tiger.") He's hopeful Phil Mickelson will be back.