Quarterback Matt Barkley will miss Southern California's regular-season finale against No. 1 Notre Dame on Saturday with a sprained right shoulder.
The diminutive Curtis McNeal goes from Pueblo Del Rio projects to USC's backfield.
USC cornerback Nickell Robey thinks this week's comparisons between Stanford's Andrew Luck and USC's Matt Barkley have been a little one-sided in Luck's favor.
University of Southern California running back Dillon Baxter did not make the trip with the Trojans to South Bend on Thursday for this weekend's game against Notre Dame, two sources close to the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com.