Today's linemen must have skill, strength, power, quickness, agility, and intelligence to excel at the position. Trickett presents it all, from footwork and hand positioning to pulling and cutbacks.
Rick Trickett was hired as the offensive line and assistant head coach at Florida State University in 2008. He is regarded by most as the guru of developing offensive linemen. No other current or past offensive line coach has trained more players who have gone on to win all-conference and All-American honors. Coaching Stops: 1973 Glenville (linebackers coach) 1974-75 Indiana, PA (linebackers coach) 1976-77 West Virginia (defensive line coach) 1978-79 West Virginia (offensive line coach) 1980-81 Southern Illinois (offensive line coach) 1982-85 Southern Mississippi (offensive line coach) 1985 New Mexico (offensive line coach) 1986-88 Memphis (offensive line coach) 1989-92 Mississippi State (offensive line coach) 1993-98 Auburn (offensive line coach) 1999 Glenville State (head coach) 2000 LSU (assistant head coach and offensive line coach) 2001-06 West Virginia (assistant head coach and offensive line coach) Accomplishments: - Four players drafted in the first round in a six-year span at Auburn Victor Riley (Chiefs No. 1 Draft Choice in 1998) Willie Anderson (Bengals No. 1 Draft Choice in 1996) Wayne Gandy (Rams No. 1 Draft Choice in 1994) Kendall Simmons (Steelers No. 1 Draft Choice in 2001) - More than 20 former players in the NFL - Six All-American offensive linemen in his career - 30 players with all-conference honors - 13 players named either first or second team freshmen All-Americans