LOS ANGELES - A few hundred USC fans gathered at the Coliseum and withstood the slight rain Saturday morning to watch the Trojans scrimmage.
The fans saw what head coach Lane Kiffin says "wasn't much of a scrimmage" because the Trojans were once again shorthanded at the Coliseum. The defense dominated early and often, with the offense reaching the endzone just twice.
Unless they came early, fans didn't get a chance to see Matt Barkley.
The Trojans Heisman Trophy candidate participated in individual and 7-on-7 drills, but not in the scrimmage.
Instead, on this Saturday, Barkley worked on his skills as a playcaller along with quarterback coach Clay Helton and offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu.
It's been a staple of the spring - not Barkley's playcalling - but a lack of reps in team activities in favor of backups, Cody Kessler and Max Wittek.
And when Barkley has been under center, he has struggling, already tossing seven picks in the first eight spring practice session...