MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- If nothing else, West Virginia Coach Dana Holgorsen broke his habit of naming his starting quarterback on his weekly radio show. Holgorsen instead said Thursday night he'll make a game-time decision between juniors Paul Millard and Clint Trickett.
"They both had a great week of practice, their best week of practice since they've been here," said Holgorsen, who used his show to make a change first from Paul Millard to Ford Childress and then from Childress to Clint Trickett.
"When they get to where they both compete and they're both functioning at a high level and they're getting better and better, the only thing you can do is keep practicing them."
Not only is Holgorsen putting off the decision in advance of Saturday's noon home game against No. 16 Texas Tech, but he said he anticipates playing both against the Red Raiders.
"Which one I'll go with to start, I don't know," he said.
Excluded from the conversation was redshirt freshman Ford Childress, who continues to be bothered by a torn right pectoral muscle that offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Shannon Dawson said Childress suffered in the first quarter against Maryland four weeks ago. He won't play against Texas Tech and needs more time for his throwing arm to recover.
Holgorsen said Childress practiced Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week and "let it rip" Tuesday and Wednesday.
"That made it a little worse," Holgorsen said.
Holgorsen said "wear and tear" created pain and swelling. Childress went home to Houston during WVU's fall break and received opinions from some doctors who worked with his father, former NFL defensive lineman Ray Childress, during his 12-year NFL career.
"He's going to be out for a while," Holgorsen said. "He came back and he was not able to practice Tuesday, Wednesday and (Thursday), so he's not going to be able to go. How long he's going to out, I don't know, but it's not going to require surgery."