Found November 19, 2012 on
The Sports Lion:
According to Lane Kiffin, USC’s starting quarterback Matt Barkley won’t play against the Fighting Irish Saturday. Barkley suffered an injury in USC’s loss to UCLA this past Saturday, and it’s apparently a shoulder sprain. This is big, big news for top-ranked Notre Dame. Since they’ll play against a USC team without their starting QB, it looks like we’ll see them in the BCS title game!
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Matt Barkley was supposed to contend for the Heisman and the national title as a senior, but instead, his year might be over following an injury during USC's loss to UCLA.
Max Wittek, a redshirt freshman quarterback who will play in the place of the injured Matt Barkley this weekend, said he believes the Trojans will beat the Fighting Irish.
Yesterday UCLA won the battle of Los Angeles as they handed it to Matt Barkley and former preseason number one USC (let that marinade for a second). Jonathan Franklin sealed the deal with this sweet TD run followed by a throat slash. Gus Johnson caps it all off with a call of “U-C-L-A” as Franklin gives the gesture.
The throat slash is one of my favorite “post play” gestures...
USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced that senior quarterback Matt Barkley will be out for the game against Notre Dame this coming Saturday. Barkley suffered an AC sprain late in the loss to UCLA.
Without Barkley, Notre Dame seems like a lock for the BCS title game.
Of course this is college football and crazy stuff happens.
Kiffin on Matt Barkley said out for Notre Dame.
USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley left Saturday's game after being sacked by UCLA's Anthony Barr. Barkley did not return to the game.
USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley is out for the Trojans' regular season finale hosting Notre Dame. Redshirt freshman Max Wittek will make his first career start.
Earlier this week, Lane Kiffin announced that Matt Barkley would not play in Saturday's game against Notre Dame. With Barkley out, the Trojans' upset hopes now rest on the arm of redshirt freshman Max Wittek. Wittek only has nine pass attempts for the season and has taken limited snaps in his young career.
With a redshirt freshman at the helm and the Irish likely to play...
I've been patiently waiting. I've given Lane Kiffin the benefit of the doubt and took the whole 'wait and see' approach to Kiffin. The 'fire Lane Kiffin' bandwagon has been gaining steam for awhile now. Week after week, a few more people hop onto the bandwagon, and I've been reluctant to get on. I didn't want to get on it, but after yet another game...
USC was blasted by UCLA on Saturday, which started the rumor mill and conversation regarding Lane Kiffin’s status as head coach for the future with the Trojans.
ESPN Los Angeles is reporting that Kiffin was told he’d absolutely be back as head coach in 2013, regardless of the outcome against the Bruins, according to athletic director Pat Haden.
“Absolutely,” Haden said...
Tennessee was recently given a additional penalties and probation for major violations committed by former assistant coach (under Lane Kiffin) Willie Mack Garza. Mr. Garza reimbursed a street agent's for expenses incurred bringing a prospect to Knoxville for an unofficial visit. The prospects name was Lache Seastrunk and the street agent was Willie Lyles.
You may have heard...
The USC Trojans started the season ranked in the top 3 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls, but after 4 disappointing losses have dropped out of the top 25 completely.
This has a lot of USC fans calling for Trojan coach Lane Kiffin to be fired. Kiffin has lost some big games this year by very small margins.
L – Stanford 21 – 14
L – Arizona 39 -36
L – Oregon 62...
That was the slogan of a very popular t-shirt among young USC football fans a couple of years ago. It was a preshrunk cotton middle finger to Trojan haters. It meant “Yeah, our coach is an arrogant prick, and we love it because we’re better than you.”
Those t-shirts disappeared as quickly as the “Mike Williams Is Gangsta” shirts did in 2003 (those are so obsolete you can’t...
Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Network joins Fox Sports Tonight and talks about USC's next quarterback taking over for Matt Barkley.