The USC junior threw three TD passes to lead the Trojans past Notre Dame 31--17 last Saturday. He faces undefeated Stanford at home this week.
When's the last time you had a big name come to a USC practice?
MATT BARKLEY: I don't remember. It was probably one of our own players coming back—Mark Sanchez or Matt Leinart.
This is what happens when you're on probation: No Snoop Dogg at practice.
MB: Or the likes of Will Ferrell and others.
Fair-weather fans, it sounds like.
MB: Somewhat. But our fans have been pretty spectacular this year, despite all the junk that's been going around. Especially our student section. They've been pretty rockin'.
I read that the fans at Notre Dame weren't very supportive.