Matt Barkley To Stay At USC For Senior Season – “The (Correct) Decision”

It was announced on Wednesday that Matt Barkley would be holding a press conference on Thursday to state whether he would enter the upcoming NFL Draft or return to USC for his senior season.

matt-barkley-decision-to-stay-at-usc-skip-nfl-draftImage credit:

The press conference was to be aired on ESPN, which drew some eerie similarities to a certain Mr. James who plays for a basketball team in Miami. The difference was that Barkley did not choose for it to be on ESPN, and he was not going to be interviewed by a sports journalist who was not liked by many.

Barkley got onto the podium in front of his family, coaches, and the USC marching band to announce his decision. He started off by saying that he took a lot of time to think about his decision, and then announced that he was going to stay at USC.

Barkley, a three year starter at USC, made a great decision in coming back for his senior season.

For one, he made a great move as a teammate. He already could have transferred to a different school after the two year bowl-ban was announced prior to his sophomore season. Instead, he decided to stay and build off of an impressive freshman season.

This year, with USC ineligible for any post-season play, Barkley had an outstanding season. He threw for 39 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions. In his last two games against Oregon and UCLA, which were both won by USC, Barkley threw for a combined ten touchdowns. Those two teams were also the two to compete in the Pac-12 Championship Game. The Trojans finished 10-2, and likely would have been in the Rose Bowl if not for the bowl ban.

Leaving for the NFL would be an easy choice for many college football players, especially for Barkley who was a projected top-ten draft pick. He was rated the second QB behind Andrew Luck in most projections, and would have been a great pick for teams in need of a quarterback. A team like Cleveland may be in the race for a QB, and will have to look elsewhere for one now that Barkley is out of the picture.

With Barkley returning to school, the next best option at quarterback seems to be Heisman Trophy Winner Robert Griffin III. Some analysts are still not sold on his pro potential, but it is tough to ignore his skill set simply based on watching his games.

Matt Barkley will now be pegged as the early favorite for the #1 pick in the 2013 draft, the same way that Andrew Luck is the presumed top pick in the upcoming draft. As long as he continues at his current pace, Barkley should be able to lead USC to the Pac-12 title, and possibly an appearance in the BCS Title game. It is still early, but with how well he has played in his three seasons at USC, it is tough to doubt Matt Barkley.

About Steve Kubitza

Being a native of the Cleveland, Steve Kubitza has endured many years of sports torture. He is a die-hard fan of his hometown teams, and also is a fan of professional sports in general. His articles will cover many different stories regarding the latest news, along with his opinions, in the world of sports. He also gets into the world of professional wrestling, offering his views on the current landscape of the WWE. Follow him on Twitter (@KubitzaMSF) to hear his opinions on everything from Cleveland sports to the WWE.


  1. Onebythesea says:

    "The Trojans finished 10-2, and likely would have been in the Rose Bowl if not for the bowl ban." NOT. The Oregon Ducks would have come to play in the Pac-12 Championship, unlike when they played USC the first time in the season at home. The Ducks looked past the ineligible Trojans the first time and would have sent them to the wood shed the second time around. The Trojans can only talk about what would have happened if. The Ducks are living reality they are!

    • So you"re the Ducks lost because they did not want to win anymore? Or they knew the National Championship was out of their reach? Loses to LSU and USC? There's your reality!

  2. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this outstanding blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this site with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  3. Hi, I check your blog regularly. Your writing style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!

  4. Wonderful site you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article? I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Appreciate it!

  5. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what you are talking approximately! Bookmarked. Please additionally seek advice from my site =). We may have a link trade contract among us!

  6. Right here is the right blog for anybody who hopes to understand this topic. You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a subject that has been written about for ages.Great stuff, just excellent!

  7. I think this is among the most significant information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The website style is great, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

  8. You made several good points there. I did a search on the matter and found mainly persons will have the same opinion with your blog.

  9. This very blog is obviously educating additionally factual. I have picked up a lot of handy stuff out of this blog. I’d love to visit it every once in a while. Cheers!

  10. whoah this blog is great i really like studying your posts. Stay up the great work! You recognize, lots of individuals are searching around for this info, you can aid them greatly.

  11. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall glance of your website is magnificent, let alone the content!

  12. My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was entirely right. This post actually made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  13. Hurrah! At last I got a weblog from where I be able to actually obtain valuable data concerning my study and knowledge.

  14. Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

  15. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A number of my blog audience have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome. Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

  16. Valuable info. Fortunate me I found your website unintentionally, and I am stunned why this accident didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  17. Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.

  18. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again. I am taking your feeds also

  19. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  20. The game consolidates the fact that a mobile game can achieve success in strategy too. We can say that there is lawless life in Android app store which makes promotion of an app such an unfair fight.

  21. I’ve learn a few excellent stuff here. Definitely value bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how a lot effort you put to make any such great informative site.

  22. I simply want to tell you that I am just all new to blogging and absolutely liked this web site. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog . You definitely have great articles. Kudos for sharing your website.

  23. I like this post, enjoyed this one thanks for posting. “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

  24. My wife and i felt absolutely comfortable when Michael could round up his basic research through your ideas he came across when using the weblog. It’s not at all simplistic to just be giving freely tactics which usually many others might have been selling. And we also recognize we need the blog owner to give thanks to for this. Most of the explanations you’ve made, the straightforward site menu, the relationships you assist to foster – it is all sensational, and it’s really making our son and our family consider that this issue is pleasurable, and that is pretty important. Thank you for all the pieces!

  25. My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right. This post actually made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  26. Wow I just adore her! She is so beautiful on top of being a really good actress. I don’t think the show V is all that good, but I watch it anyway just so I can see Morena Baccarin. And I don’t know if you’ve ever seen her do an interview but she is also rather funny and it seems so natural for her. I personally never even heard of her before The V, now I’ll watch anything she’s on.

  27. Fantastic goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely fantastic. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise. I can’t wait to read much more from you. This is actually a great web site.

  28. Wow! This could be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Magnificent. I am also an expert in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  29. I got what you intend, appreciate it for putting up.Woh I am glad to find this website through google. “You must pray that the way be long, full of adventures and experiences.” by Constantine Peter Cavafy.

  30. Dead pent subject material, thanks for entropy. “The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover’s Lane holding his own hand.” by Fred Allen.

  31. I do trust all the concepts you have offered to your post. They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very brief for starters. Could you please prolong them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.

  32. I’m still learning from you, while I’m improving myself. I definitely liked reading all that is posted on your site.Keep the stories coming. I loved it!

  33. MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick at or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888

  34. Great website. Plenty of useful info here. I¡¦m sending it to several pals ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you on your effort!

  35. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is really irritating. A good blog with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for keeping this web site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can not find it.

  36. I just need to advise you that I am new to writing and pretty much valued your site. More than likely I am inclined to save your blog post . You literally have extraordinary article information. Truly Appreciate it for share-out with us your very own url report

  37. But a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw great style and design .

  38. I want to express thanks to this writer for rescuing me from this type of condition. Right after checking through the world wide web and finding ideas that were not helpful, I believed my entire life was done. Existing devoid of the strategies to the issues you’ve resolved as a result of this post is a crucial case, and ones which could have badly damaged my career if I hadn’t noticed your blog post. The knowledge and kindness in maneuvering the whole thing was invaluable. I am not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t come across such a solution like this. I can at this time look ahead to my future. Thanks so much for the expert and sensible guide. I won’t think twice to suggest your web page to anyone who should have support on this topic.

  39. I wish to show my appreciation to you for bailing me out of this particular situation. As a result of researching through the world-wide-web and meeting tricks which were not powerful, I believed my life was over. Existing minus the strategies to the issues you have fixed all through your main review is a critical case, as well as those which might have adversely damaged my entire career if I had not discovered your site. Your own capability and kindness in handling all the stuff was important. I’m not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t discovered such a step like this. It’s possible to at this moment look forward to my future. Thanks a lot very much for the expert and result oriented guide. I won’t hesitate to propose your web site to anybody who will need direction on this situation.

  40. Enjoyed looking through this, very good stuff, appreciate it. “Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is the same for all.” by Virgil.

  41. Really superb information can be found on web blog . “The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.” by Robert Francis Kennedy.

  42. Perfectly indited subject material, thanks for selective information. “The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover’s Lane holding his own hand.” by Fred Allen.

  43. Great beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your web site, how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  44. I keep listening to the news update lecture about getting free online grant applications so I have been looking around for the most excellent site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i find some?

  45. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;) Cheers!

  46. fantastic publish, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite experts of this sector don’t realize this. You must continue your writing. I’m confident, you have a great readers’ base already!

  47. I simply couldn’t go away your site prior to suggesting that I actually loved the usual info a person provide to your visitors? Is gonna be again ceaselessly in order to check out new posts.

  48. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.

  49. Utterly indited written content , thanks for selective information .

  50. I have not checked in here for some time because I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend :)

  51. great submit, very informative. I wonder why the opposite experts of this sector don’t realize this. You should proceed your writing. I’m confident, you have a great readers’ base already!

  52. You could certainly see your expertise in the work you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. All the time go after your heart. “If the grass is greener in the other fellow’s yard – let him worry about cutting it.” by Fred Allen.

  53. Enjoyed studying this, very good stuff, thanks . “While thou livest keep a good tongue in thy head.” by William Shakespeare.

  54. Merely wanna admit that this is handy , Thanks for taking your time to write this.

  55. Keep working ,splendid job!

  56. What i don’t realize is in fact how you are now not actually a lot more well-favored than you may be now. You’re very intelligent. You realize therefore considerably on the subject of this topic, produced me personally consider it from a lot of various angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be involved unless it is something to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. At all times maintain it up!

  57. I have recently started a blog, the information you provide on this website has helped me greatly. Thanks for all of your time & work. “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” by Homer.

  58. Awsome blog! I am loving it!! Will come back again. I am taking your feeds also

  59. My spouse and i ended up being quite relieved that Chris managed to do his web research out of the ideas he had out of the web pages. It is now and again perplexing just to choose to be giving away techniques that most people could have been selling. And now we grasp we’ve got the website owner to give thanks to for this. These explanations you’ve made, the straightforward web site menu, the relationships you can make it easier to engender – it is mostly extraordinary, and it’s facilitating our son and us feel that the matter is thrilling, which is certainly quite vital. Many thanks for the whole lot!

  60. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  61. Hello, Neat post. There’s a problem with your website in internet explorer, could check this¡K IE nonetheless is the market leader and a large component of folks will omit your great writing because of this problem.

  62. Thank you for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research on this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I’m very glad to see such great information being shared freely out there.

  63. You actually make it appear really easy along with your presentation however I in finding this topic to be actually something that I believe I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely wide for me. I am taking a look forward in your next post, I will try to get the cling of it!

  64. I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent information I was looking for this information for my mission.

  65. I like what you guys are up also. Such smart work and reporting! Keep up the superb works guys I¡¦ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my website :)

  66. I will immediately seize your rss as I can not to find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Please let me realize so that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  67. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on. You have done a formidable job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

  68. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is magnificent, as well as the content!

  69. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossips and net and this is really irritating. A good web site with interesting content, that is what I need. Thank you for keeping this site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

  70. As soon as I observed this site I went on reddit to share some of the love with them.

  71. I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my trouble. You are amazing! Thanks!

  72. Definitely, what a fantastic website and informative posts, I surely will bookmark your site.All the Best!

  73. My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right. This post actually made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  74. hello there and thank you for your information – I have definitely picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this site, since I experienced to reload the website many times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web host is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and could damage your quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for a lot more of your respective intriguing content. Ensure that you update this again very soon..

  75. Hello there, I discovered your site by the use of Google whilst looking for a related matter, your web site got here up, it appears to be like good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  76. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;) Cheers!


  1. […] DispatchColumn: Finally, some good news for college gameBoston.comCNN -Los Angeles Times -Midwest Sports Fansall 972 news […]

Speak Your Mind