Found November 21, 2012 on
Fox Sports West:
Max Wittek and Matt Barkley huddled briefly Tuesday after practice, the USC quarterbacks sharing a laugh and perhaps strategy before facing a phalanx of reporters and camera operators in separate interviews.
Wittek wore a grin on his bearded face, Barkley a black sling on his injured right arm.
For Wittek, a redshirt freshman who will start in place of Barkley on Saturday against No. 1 Notre Dame, it was a first turn in the spotlight.
While Barkley met with reporters, Wittek did a radio interview.
"I'm going to go out there," Wittek said in the interview, "I'm going to play within myself, within the system, and we're going to win this ballgame."
Some media outlets construed that as Wittek's guaranteeing a victory.
It really didn't sound as if that's what he was doing, though. ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
Not much about Matt Barkley's senior season at Southern California has gone according to plan.
The quarterback certainly never expected he would walk down the Coliseum tunnel for his final home game with his right arm in a sling.
But Barkley isn't sorry he returned to USC, and he thinks more college players should take the same chance.
Barkley is still upbeat amid the...
With USC Trojan Matt Barkley shelved after suffering a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder last weekend against UCLA, the senior quarterback’s NFL Draft stock continues to rapidly plummet. The 6-foot-2, 230 pound Barkley, who was once projected to … Continue reading →
Lane Kiffin is known for many things. Draw your own conclussions. However, he is known for holding is cards close regarding discussing player injuries. And now, here's this. Yesterday's practive video shows freshman quarterback Matt Wittek taking snaps preparing to be the starter for Saturday's game with Notre Dame. That's fine, no problem at all. Starter Matt Barkley...
With senior quarterback Matt Barkley shelved after suffering a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder against UCLA, the USC Trojans will start redshirt freshman Max Wittek against the University of Notre Dame and their smothering defense on Saturday night … Continue reading →
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...
Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Network joins Fox Sports Tonight and talks about USC's next quarterback taking over for Matt Barkley.
Does anyone really want to see another all-SEC rematch in the BCS national championship game? Except for those in SEC country, the answer is a resounding “no.” Last year’s 21-0 Alabama title victory over LSU was rather dull to everyone but Tide fans.
But after losses by the BCS’s top two teams, Kansas State and Oregon, this past weekend, the possibility remains that two SEC...
#1 Notre Dame (11-0) v. Southern Cal (7-4)
The Coliseum - Los Angeles, CA - 7pm EST on ABC
First Things - It's just like we were told all offseason: Notre Dame heads to Los Angeles for a game that features a senior Heisman candidate who turned down the riches of the NFL in favor of leading a team toward a possible National Championship berth. Just switch "...
Thanksgiving/rivalry week has several college football games for fans to be thankful for. The BCS picture is anything but decided at this point and a few games could really alter the standings this week. The obvious one is a showdown between the #1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the USC Trojans.
If the Irish can pull off this road win they all but lock up their spot in the National...
Kansas City (1-8) – Matt Barkley,
Jacksonville (1-8) – Johnathan
Hankins, NT, Ohio State
Cleveland (2-7) – Star Lotulelei,
Carolina (2-7) – Damontre Moore,
DE, Texas A&M
Oakland (3-6) – Dee Milliner, CB,
Buffalo (3-6) – Jarvis Jones, OLB,
Philadelphia (3-6) – Geno Smith,