USC: Barkley To Sit, Corp To Start

Charlie JonesContributor ISeptember 18, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Quarterback Aaron Corp #15 of the USC Trojans carries the ball against the San Jose State Spartans on September 5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.   USC won 56-3.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

With a bruised throwing shoulder Barkley is expected to sit during USC’s Pac 10 opener at Washington. While Coach Pete Carroll says he may make a game time decision in regards to who actually starts at quarterback Corp took all the snaps at Thursday’s practice.

Barkley will retain the starter status when he becomes healthy enough to throw without any pain.

Corp was originally going to be the starting quarterback but lost the spot after injuring his knee. Barkley stepped in and defeated both San Jose State and ranked Ohio State showing poise and confidence in both games.

Saturday’s game will be televised on ABC at 3:30pm E.T.