USC Football: 10 Reasons for Trojan QB Matt Barkley to Stay

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USC Football: 10 Reasons for Trojan QB Matt Barkley to Stay
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USC QB Matt Barkley has been the Trojans' starter since the first game of his freshman year except for a few games when injured.

The Trojans are 23-8 in games he has played and Barkley has improved in each season. However, he has a reputation for not finishing games or seasons strong.

Barkley may be a late first-round NFL draft selection after this season if he decides to leave early instead of returning for his senior year. He reiterated last week that he will wait until the end of the year to decide to make himself available.

Barkley appeared on The Dan Patrick Show Tuesday and commented on the possibility of leaving for the NFL early:

I still have a season to play. It’s a lot more than just football. It’s a family decision as much as a business decision. We really have something special with our team. A lot of our guys on offense will be back. A lot of pros in both. It will be a tough decision.

Stanford QB Andrew Luck had a similar decision to make last season and he decided to return for his fourth year for many of the same reasons that apply to Barkley.

Here are the 10 reasons that it would be better for Matt Barkley to stay at USC for his final season.

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