September 29, 2009

Practice Insider: Barkley's confident on road

Even though the USC offense will be without a valuable leader Saturday at Cal, the Trojans and quarterback Matt Barkley know what to expect.

Barkley's trial by fire at the hands of over 100,000 Ohio State fans has prepared him to lead his team into Memorial Stadium to face the No. 19 Cal Bears Saturday evening.

"That crowd definitely won't be as loud as Ohio State, which will be nice," Barkley said. "I'm ready to play in any environment. It doesn't matter."

USC head coach Pete Carroll said he's got even more confidence in his young quarterback after watching him handle himself in helping lead USC to a win at Ohio State.

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