Florida State's Rick Trickett, who is regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in the country, will interview for Marshall's head coaching vacancy on Friday, sources familiar with the job search told ESPN.com.
Trickett, who is in his third season at FSU, has strong ties to West Virginia. A native of Masontown, W.Va., he played and coached at Glenville State and was a longtime assistant at West Virginia. A former Marine, the 61-year-old Trickett is considered a tough disciplinarian and outstanding tactician. He has worked at 11 schools during his 36-year coaching career, including LSU, Auburn and Mississippi State.
Trickett, who also worked as FSU coach Bobby Bowden's assistant head coach, was retained by new Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher. Bowden, 80, will resign after the Seminoles play West Virginia in the Jan. 1 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.
Other coaches believed to be under consideration by Marshall officials are Central Michigan coach Butch Jones, Thundering Herd interim coach Rick Minter and Wake Forest defensive coordinator Brad Lambert. Lambert is a former Marshall assistant coach.
The Thundering Herd are seeking a successor to Mark Snyder, who resigned after a 6-6 season. Minter will coach the Herd against Ohio in the Dec. 26 Little Caesars Bowl at Detroit's Ford Field.
Mark Schlabach covers college football for ESPN.com.