They tried it in Columbus.
They Tried it in Berkley.
And they tired it in South Bend...
But try as they might they did not rattle Matt Barkley.
Barkley is not worried about playing in Autzen either...
Of course, a zealous crowd at Autzen Stadium is expected to do everything it can to unnerve the freshman. But Barkley is looking forward to another challenge after leading the Trojans to victories at Ohio State, Notre Dame and California.
"The energy is going to be awesome and it's going to be a cool atmosphere, especially on Halloween night," Barkley said. "Who knows what their uniforms will be?
"Probably something crazy as usual."
Coach Pete Carroll reiterated that Barkley has not been fazed by tough environments -- "Never. Not for a second" -- and he expects that he will play well against an Oregon defense that ranks third in the Pacific 10 Conference.
Barkley, who has seven touchdown passes and five interceptions, is not worried about the Ducks' defense or the crowd.
"I feed off that energy, I feed off that noise," he said. "I love it."
I sure do love his confidence.
Chip Kelly invites Oregon fans to try and do the same thing in response to BArkley's comments about playing in Autzen.
I am quite sure they will be able to come up with something...They always do!
Video HT: One Great Season...