Report: Clint Trickett Hired By Lane Kiffin As FAU’s Tight Ends Coach

Clint Trickett has reportedly been hired by Lane Kiffin as FAU’s tight ends coach, less than a month after joining Alabama’s staff.

Clint Trickett wasn’t in Tuscaloosa long enough to learn the best route to his office, as he has decided to join Lane Kiffin at Florida Atlantic as the Owls’ tight ends coach, according to Chris Vannini of This comes less than a month after agreeing to a support role with Alabama and head coach Nick Saban.

Trickett had spent the last two seasons at East Mississippi Community College, the school featured in the documentary “Last Chance U” and one of the top JUCO football programs in the nation.

It is yet another change to Saban’s staff that has had a rough week, seeing two other members of the staff, Justin Dickens, director of football operations, and Freddie Roach, director of player development, leaving for another job or resigning.

The news of Trickett joining the Owls comes just hours after Charlie Weis Jr., who was supposed to join Kiffin in Boca Raton as tight ends coach, decided instead to become an offensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons under Steve Sarkisian, who accepted the NFL team’s role as offensive coordinator earlier this month. Sarkisian spent last season as offensive analyst under Saban and Kiffin with the Crimson Tide before being named the OC following Kiffin’s departure.

Trickett played quarterback at both Florida State and West Virginia in college before retiring due to suffering several concussions.

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