Matt Barkley still has every intention of playing in his final college game at USC, a New Year's Eve date with Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl, but he's not in any rush. According to coach Lane Kiffin, Barkley's ailing shoulder will keep him out of bowl practices until at least Dec. 26, when the Trojans arrive in El Paso, and possibly longer. In the meantime, with virtually nothing at stake in the game for Barkley or his team on the heels of arguably the worst season ever for a team that began the year ranked No. 1, the emphasis has already begun to shift from the outgoing star to the heir apparent.
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