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.
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.
Steve Bisheff talks about the coaching legacy ramifications of the USC-Stanford game, UCLA's hot start and Andy Murray's breakthrough.
With his last three games as evidence, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee is becoming the best player on the USC Trojans.
Steve Bisheff can't contain his excitement about USC's new John McKay Center or its new running back, Silas Redd. He also isn't sure how the Lakers got Dwight Howard and kept Pau Gasol.
Tre Madden's switch from LB to RB reminds Steve Bisheff of some of the most profitable position switches in the last half-century of Trojans football.
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.
They might have both moved on to the NFL, but things haven't changed in the battle between Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll.
Steve Bisheff laments certain coaching decisions and the lack of defense in bowls, while still wondering why Boise State was excluded from the BCS.
Steve Bisheff salutes Matt Barkley for eschewing the material trappings of the NFL and sticking with his love for his school and teammates.
Steve Bisheff thinks that the NFL draft could see a reunion between Matt Barkley and Pete Carroll.
Matt Barkley is the dominant story for USC football and will be until January. And while he can't be blamed for leaving now, staying around has benefits.