Matt Barkley leads a roster of six former USC players heading to Indianapolis this week for the NFL's annual scouting combine.
Steve Bisheff writes that between Matt Barkley's talent and character, he represents the best of college athletics.
The Trojans conclude a stretch of four our of five on the road with Saturday's game at Washington.
Bounced from the top 10 a week earlier, the USC Trojans tried slipping back in with a somewhat methodical 27-9 victory over Cal that provided almost as many questions as answers.
USC's total of three players drafted was its lowest in 10 years. But it could have that many in the first round alone in 2013.