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USC coach Lane Kiffin said Matt Barkley is out for Notre Dame.
Their road got a lot easier
Anyone know who his backup is?
This post was edited by Sixstring1979 17 months ago
Never heard of him
This is actually good for us. This increases the chances of ND beating them and therefore reaching the title game. Had ND lost, I feel like Oregon probably would've gotten the nod over UF to face the SECCG winner (don't think the voters would've allowed an all-SEC championship 2 years straight). While I think we could beat anybody if we play our A-game, I think Oregon stands a much better chance of beating us than does ND.
They have recruited a top qb about every year, but who knows if the backup will perform worth a crap or not. At least he will not be thrown in the middle of a game and has a full week to practice.
Of course, I don't actually care anymore since we are now in control of our destiny.
Heck this backup might actually be good. Barkley, for a his hype, has sucked this season. They have one of the best qb systems in football and Barkley has looked bad. That says a lot. Also they have the best wr in college football and the qb has struggled.
Exactly. They may play a more controlled offense with him unlike what they did with Barkley. You never know. If this kid has a hot day....SC has the obvious advantage at WR with their 2 stars. Running is tough against ND....but, its at home and...
Heavy is the crown that wears the head.
Kiffin said Barkley is out with an AC sprain. Tough way for him to end his college career (sans bowl game)- he always referred to the Notre Dame game as the one he looked forward to the most.
Wittek was highly thought of as a prospect and a few thought he may have been the best in the nation for that QB class, which has proven to be really, really good (Manziel, Braxton Miller, Mariota, Brett Hundley, Driskel, Golson,etc.). Who knows how he'll do though, with this being his first significant action.
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If Kiffen said it, I expect him to be fine and start.
I maybe in the minority but I really want ND to win. That would be a classic matchup in the title game although I don't think it would be much of a contest.
Good point, lol
Remember 3 months ago when the talking heads had already awarded USC the NC? Now, USC is looking at 5 losses. Hype, hype, and more west coast hype.
was thinking the same thing....still gonna be real hard to pull for the irish. Hate em.
What ever happened to their QB Jesse Scroggins?
Nd makes for a much better mnc game with the unblemished record and the tradition that they bring
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