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.