Barkley returning for senior season at USC

AP / December 23, 2011 Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley believed he was prepared to play in the NFL and the draft prognosticators agreed with him. He had skillfully guided the program through two years of NCAA sanctions, put up big numbers

U.S.C. quarterback Matt Barkley will return for his senior year, a decision that thrusts him to the forefront of the Heisman race and revives a storied brand.

The Trojans' quarterback announced Thursday that while he feels prepared for the NFL, he has unfinished business with the Trojans.

Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley announced Thursday he will put off the NFL for another year and return for his senior season with the Trojans. (Dec. 22) (/The Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge holders consistently

Field Gulls contributor Scott Enyeart provides us with a video of Matt Barkley's announcement, complete with a USC marching band flourish at the end. Give it a watch.