You can bet current USC players, future recruits and their families monitored and evaluated the draft soap opera of Matt Barkley, who in retrospect probably should have left after his junior season.
Matt Barkley leads a roster of six former USC players heading to Indianapolis this week for the NFL's annual scouting combine.
A lively quarterback competition and the return of the dynamic Marqise Lee are just two things to look forward to with the Trojans this year
Steve Bisheff laments that the lasting image we will get of one of the most endearing student-athletes in USC history will be televised shots of Matt Barkley standing on the sideline.
The USC Trojans can unwrap these presents in Sun Bowl and beyond.
Steve Bisheff wonders if Mark Sanchez's NFL career would have been better with another year at USC while also wondering if Matt Barkley would have been better served going to the NFL after last season.
Steve Bisheff writes that Pat Haden staying committed to Lane Kiffin through one of USC's most disappointing seasons could have consequences for the athletic director.
Steve Bisheff writes that between Matt Barkley's talent and character, he represents the best of college athletics.
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.
Steve Bisheff looks at Stanford's success against USC and how it helps other teams as well as other thoughts around the sports world.
With his last three games as evidence, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee is becoming the best player on the USC Trojans.
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.
Matt Barkley isn't your typical star all-American quarterback, but it's that uniqueness which helps make him one of the best college football has to offer.
National signing day is now a national phenomenon, and USC fans are getting ready for the big day on Wednesday.
With savvier recruits and coaches with wayward eyes, recruiting has turned into quite the poker game.
Steve Bisheff salutes Matt Barkley for eschewing the material trappings of the NFL and sticking with his love for his school and teammates.