Barkley deserves a first-round draft status

Wednesday’s pro day has come and gone, and with it the bulk of the gauntlet that is NFL draft preparation is now, for the most part, finished. Sure, interviews and private team meetings remain, but for Matt Barkley and the rest of the USC prospects, the case has been made as to where they deserve […]

NFL draft looms for pair of star Trojans

To me, awaiting word on whether USC will play in the Holiday Bowl or Sun Bowl carries about as much intrigue as the Chevron car races we’re forced to watch at every football and basketball game. Frankly, I don’t care, although it is entertaining to watch people go bonkers when the fire truck wins. I’ll […]

Khaled Holmes set the tone against California

In the waning moments of USC’s 27-9 victory over California on Saturday, the “Twitterverse” exploded with harsh commentary.   No, it wasn’t about senior quarterback Matt Barkley’s pair of interceptions. It wasn’t about the team’s nearly 300 rushing yards or the fact that the defense didn’t give up a single touchdown. No, most of the […]

Roster moves making headlines this spring

The USC football team has only two weeks remaining in spring practice. The Trojans are primed to take on any opponent even though they are months away from kickoff. Many questions, however, still surround USC’s roster. Spring practice has not been the easiest transition for the USC football program. Injuries, transfers and multi-sport athletes have […]

‘Perfect Trojan’ label not farfetched for Barkley

Plenty of adjectives describe USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley. Following a season in which he threw for 3,528 yards, along with 39 touchdown passes, the third-year signal caller has received his fair share of praise over the last month. But on Thursday, as Barkley announced he would return to school for his senior season – […]

Matt Barkley chooses ‘one more year’ with Kiffin

Trojan football fans had to anxiously wait until Matt Barkley’s press conference at 1 p.m. on Thursday to learn that the junior quarterback would return for his senior season, forgoing the opportunity to enter the NFL draft. USC football coach Lane Kiffin discovered Barkley’s fate a day earlier, but only after enduring a painfully long […]