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Matt Barkley struggled as a passer during his final season at USC and with hindsight being 20/20, he probably should have come out as a junior.
Several things contributed to Barkley struggling, but one mainly comes to mind when he talked to Yahoo Sports. Barkley who has taken a lot of heat and criticism for forcing throws, told Mike Silver that the “Trojans play calling got to predictable.”
Kiff kind of suited the play-calling toward Marqise,” Barkley says. “It was rough at times, because defenses kinda knew what was coming. It was sort of predictive. Robert Woods is a great player. … You want to be respectful of your coaches, because they are your elders, but when it falls on your shoulders, you probably should get involved.”
Those statements from Barkley indicate his unwillingness to allow his career to suffer because his college coach faltered at times.
Barkley did his best to answer questions about USC without ripping Lane Kiffin. He mostly wishes he had done an...
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Decision makers across the NFL have differing opinions on Matt Barkley and it’s entirely unknown where the former USC signal-caller will be selected in Thursday’s draft. Despite completing 55-of-60 attempts at Pro Day, Yahoo’s Mike Silver reports a “high-level executive for one quarterback-needy franchise” was so unimpressed by Barkley’s arm strength that he bailed early...
Following a disastrous 2012 season, former USC Trojans QB Matt Barkley called coach Lane Kiffin's leadership abilities into question.
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Player Name: Matt Barkley
Queen City Sports Ranking: 4th
Barkley entered USC as the nation’s number one recruit in 2009. Barkley instantly competed for the starting job at USC with current Bills QB Aaron Corp and Mitch Mustain. Barkley won the job and led the Trojans to a 9-4 record. In his first season...
With the NFL Draft upcoming on Thursday, USC Quarterback Matt Barkley is waiting to hear his name called. Barkley is coming off a sub-par season at Southern California but some project him as a second round or third round pick. Although USC has a history of their quarterbacks producing well while in school, they have not translated to the NFL. It is difficult to say if these guys...
Here we have a chart of the top 20 schools ranked based on how many players they have sent to the first round of the NFL Draft. USC dominates the list.
Matt Barkley stayed in school. Landry Jones stuck around.
When the NFL draft kicks off Thursday night, the questions whether they made a mistake will be answered. Some of college football's highest-profile quarterbacks will find out if an extra year in school cost them millions of dollars.
If Barkley, Jones and Arkansas' Tyler Wilson drop far, it goes against the NFL'...
Like I mentioned in my pieces about teams that could trade up and those that could trade down, this final week to the draft is always filled with stories about how this prospect has a rising stock and this one is falling. Most of the stories, like the one about DeAndre Hopkins trashing a hotel room during the combine, are about as worthless as most “October Surprise” stories...