Found December 22, 2011 on Football Insiders:
PLAYERS: Matt BarkleyLane Kiffin
TEAMS: USC Trojans

Matt Barkley has a tough decision to make.  Does he stay for his Senior year at USC and make a run at the National Championship and a Heisman Trophy in 2012?  Or does he forgo his senior year and enter the 2012 NFL Draft where he’ll be a top 10 pick?

If Barkley does stay for his senior year he will be surrounded with enough talent to be in the  BCS title game next season.  If money isn’t an issue for Barkley, then I could see the potential of winning a National Championship as the main reason he stays.

The teams that would be in position to draft Barkley if he came out would be the  Browns,  Redskins,  Dolphins or the Seahawks who could trade up to draft Barkley.  If I was Barkley I wouldn’t have any problems playing for any of the teams listed above.

We’ll see what Barkley does, but if Lane Kiffin has been in his ear about winning a National Championship and a Heisman Trophy next season I see Barkley staying at USC. Its a tough choice for Barkley, but he cant go wrong either way.



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