Posted November 25, 2011 on AP on Fox
Even if Matt Barkley is down to his last few days as Southern California's starting quarterback, he had no plans for reflection or celebration while the No. 10 Trojans prepared for another crosstown meeting with UCLA. And this is certainly no time for crying. Barkley laughed when USC coach Lane Kiffin recalled the weepy Coliseum finale of Matt Leinart, the Heisman Trophy winner who attended the same Orange County high school as Barkley. Kiffin said the Trojans' coaching staff will ''make sure (Barkley) doesn't pull a Leinart on us. Matt was still crying late in the first series, started 0 for 5, threw the ball over Mike (Williams') head about 10 yards. ... If there's someone that won't get rattled, it would be (Barkley).'' Although Barkley claims he hasn't decided whether to return for his senior year after leading the Trojans through NCAA sanctions and a two-year bowl ban during their remarkable resurgence, he still hopes to wrap up his junior year in style when USC (9-2, 6-2 P...
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