But Trickett apparently had a relationship with another Saban, as well.
"His daughter (Kristen) was my first kiss back in the day," Trickett said, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
That revelation could turn into a bit of bulletin-board fodder as Trickett's Mountaineers open against Saban's Crimson Tide in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta on Saturday.
"So yeah ... I don't know if I should have said that," Trickett said. "She's actually engaged now."
Trickett quickly added: "For clarification, we were like 6 years old! Just so everyone knows that."
Trickett's brother, Travis, who is now at Samford, was a graduate assistant for Saban at Alabama in 2007.
"Coach Nick is one of the greatest there is," Trickett said. "We've known him for years; family friends and just one of the best coaches out there."