I recommend watching tonight’s Gruden QB Camp episode featuring Matt Barkley. Among the interesting observations, you see who missed the assignment on the play where Barkley hurt his shoulder against UCLA and Gruden explains to Barkley what he did wrong on the play.
“Avoid the catastrophic hits. He’s had 3 injuries at USC. I worry about that,” Gruden said.
You also see some heroic blocking by Curtis McNeal and Gruden shows Barkley why throwing to the fullback is important.
There’s also a funny scene where Gruden can’t believe Lane Kiffin’s whistling at Barkley during the 2010 Oregon game, which caused Barkley to look over just before the ball was snapped and hit his ankle, which Oregon then recovered.
“Matt’s arm looked good to me,” Gruden said. “Matt Barkley’s got a great future. Matt Barkley’s gonna be a starter in the NFL.”