Barkley looking to cement his legacy

July 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; University of Southern California Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley talks to the media at PAC-12 Media Day at Universal Studios Hollywood. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

You could could say that the young man from Newport Beach has some unfinished business.

I laugh at all the clowns who take shots at Matt Barkley. I think he is more of an All-American boy than Tim Tebow is.

People have said here in NYC that they would love for Tebow to date their daughter, but not be the starting QB of the Jets...With MB7 you get both. A STARTING QB who you would love to date your daughter.

Blonde haired, blued eyed with a smile that could light up a solar system...what's not to like?!?!

But even Matt Barkley would brush it all off..........He has some unfinished business to attend to.

After notching at least 40 points in four of its last fives games, ruining Oregon's national title hopes with an upset at Autzen Stadium and crushing crosstown rival UCLA 50-0 in its season finale, USC made its way back into the final top 10 last season. Barkley finished with a Pac-12 record 39 touchdowns to just seven interceptions, narrowly missing an invite to New York. Former coach Pete Carroll initially cranked up the quarterback's hype machine the week of Barkley's first start in September 2009 by declaring: "He's so far ahead of the curve, that it's hard to predict what he's going to be able to do." Three years later, current coach Lane Kiffin says Barkley "has the potential to be the greatest Trojan ever." The storybook that began 13 years earlier was finally heading toward a happy ending, as talk around the nation turned to a possible national championship run in 2012. But first, Barkley had to turn down a potential top five NFL draft selection.

You have to give Pete Carroll props for installing MB7 as the starter in his freshman year. He had some vision.

It wasn't always pretty, but Barkley has grown and matured into being the leading Heisman Trophy favorite for the 2012 season.

This is going to be an explosive offense, not like 2004/05, but this offense is going to be fun to watch!

Matt Barkley is the consummate Trojan...He lead this program through the early darkness of the NCAA sanctions. He will be the primary teacher of his er apparent.

He has a little bit of work to do before the season ends but it is hard not cheer for this exceptional person and player.



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