The primary concern on everyone’s mind was Trickett’s surgically repaired shoulder. Trickett responded by saying:
“My shoulder feels fine. Yesterday was a good day. I’m going to take precautions with it. I made all the throws I wanted to make. My deep throws are a little better right now than they were mid-season last year. I’m healthy. I haven’t had to back off yet. Hopefully it’s as good as I think it is.”
Senior Mountaineer wide receiver Mario Alford, who asserted himself as an outside threat during last season’s final four games seemed to support Trickett’s assessment of his shoulder when questioned about the starting QB:
“He looks healthy and strong”, Alford said. “He gets it right to me, and he’s confident and it helps a lot. It helps all of our routes and plays. We worked on and off of the field during the summer. We have the connection with him.” Alford added, “He’s doing great now.
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