Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/2/13
They always say you go pro or cash in when you are your hottest.  USC quarterback Matt Barkley is finding that out the hard way after witness his preseason #1 ranked stumble to a terrible 7-6 record. Barkley who had an unbelievable 2011 season threw 15 interceptions this year and looked frazzled at times.  Barkley is fighting the stereotypes though and on ESPN’s The Herd, said “he’s still a top-tier quarterback.” “People have been looking at stats over the past year, who’s hot, who’s not,” Barkley said Friday on “The Herd” on ESPN Radio. “We didn’t finish the year strong, I know that. But that doesn’t mean I’m any less of a quarterback this year. I’m excited just to put that back in people’s minds. I haven’t lost any confidence in myself and haven’t doubted my ability to play quarterback, not once.” Barkley who hurt his shoulder and missed his teams final 2 ballgames, is not sure if he’ll throw at the NFL Combine, but will throw at the USC Pro Day. “It seems to be t
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