In this segment, a question about Matt Barkley.
Q: superlaker24 said:
Do you think Matt Barkley after years of being the best player in high school and being a true freshmen starter thinks he can make any throw? It seems like he is looking to the make a pass for a big play then instead of making a throw to the checkdown or throwing the ball away. Matt Barkley seems like he forces throws or he is too confident that he can make the play which is not there which is apparent in the Minnesota game with his interceptions and that pass that Tyron Smith caught.
A: He does still think he can make every throw. He is better at restraining himself from making every throw but reverted back to his 2009 form during the Minnesota game. When USC starts playing better teams, he will need to control his urge to make the tough throws. I can’t remember him throwing the ball away too often, which is something he did regularly in training camp. It’s one thing keeping him from being an elite QB.
Q: George Tirebiter said:
How do the Trojans feel about their chances of success on the appeal, like optimistic, pessimistic, or whatever, and do you feel that their feelings are realistic? Thanx in advance as always!
A: There is some optimism since Pat Haden was hired and all the new steps since the sanctions. But the truth is no one really knows what will happen.