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Matt Barkley is just a tad bit confident

Earlier this afternoon, we received an email with a subject line of “East Coast Bias”.  The emailer was concerned that there was no mention of Southern Cal’s by-the-whisker win over San Jose State.

Oddly enough, the emailer made no mention of our running the Aaron Corp injury/SoCal QB situation into the CFT ground over the previous three weeks, but that’s neither here nor there.

In our ongoing effort to appease everyone, here’s to you, Mr. Email Guy…

During his short time on the campus of USC, what Matt Barkley has lacked in confidence he’s more than made up for with cockiness.  Hell, it seems as if part of the reason head coach Pete Carroll gravitated toward the true freshman was that self-assuredness borne out of a heaping helping of God-given ability. 

Following yesterday’s nip-and-tuck — that would make a GREAT title for a show exploring the self-indulgence of the greater LA area  — 56-3 win over SJSU, Barkley was meek and humble, as should be expected.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Among other things, Barkley was asked by a reporter on the field what he had learned about himself as a quarterback.

“That this is fun. This is easy. This is what I was made to do,” Barkley said.

I asked Barkley if there was anything that was difficult.

“The run up the tunnel at halftime,” he said. “That was brutal.”

Some would call it precocious, some would call it confident, some would call it cocky.

I would prefer to call it Carroll finally finding his ego soul mate, which I never thought was possible. 

And it’s this merging of two like souls that is going to be very interesting to watch as both parties attempt to make it work over the next three or so years.

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  1. sevendollarbologna says: Sep 6, 2009 10:19 PM

    This kid is in for a hard lesson!

  2. Oldrunner262 says: Sep 7, 2009 12:55 AM

    And this is objective reporting from the Notre Dame network? Give me a break. Matt is an 18 year old kid who is just too cool to know how to speak to the media yet. lay off. Get back on Charlie Weis’ obnoxious case.

  3. Pier588 says: Sep 7, 2009 9:10 AM

    OldRunner – maybe you have “Old Timers” – that article was from the west coast rag The LA Times, not NBC.
    Glad to see “Ole Barky” thinks the tunnel will be his toughest task at the ‘Shoe this Saturday.
    Lay off??? WTF? Why – Ole Barky is the one doing the yapping a week before the game.
    Should be interesting on Sat nite between Pryor’s focus on his man-crush Mike Vick and Ole Barky thinking the tunnel run will be his toughest task.

  4. GoBrowns19 says: Sep 7, 2009 9:48 AM

    Those oak trees on the Buck’s D line are a little bit better than the mites on San Jose St. This is going to be a good game.

  5. BrownsTown says: Sep 7, 2009 10:49 AM

    Ask Matt Leinart how hard it gets when you’re no longer surrounded by 5-star recruits.

  6. Keith Arnold says: Sep 7, 2009 12:33 PM

    I would be too if I saw the team I beat by 30 last year come a 2-pt. conversion away from being tied with Navy.
    (So says the guy whose runs a blog for a team that barely won and lost to said team 2 years ago…)

  7. Keith Arnold says: Sep 7, 2009 1:37 PM

    I would be too if I saw the team I beat by 30 last year come a 2-pt. conversion away from being tied with Navy.
    (So says the guy whose runs a blog for a team that barely won and lost to said team 2 years ago…)

  8. John Taylor says: Sep 7, 2009 1:48 PM

    Keith: Don’t you have anything better to do on a holiday, like some Irish fellating or something? ;-)

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