Injury latest senior setback for Barkley 

November, 18, 2012
Matt Barkley will miss USC’s game against Notre Dame on Saturday due to a shoulder sprain suffered last week against UCLA, Trojans coach Lane Kiffin announced Sunday night.

It will be the second time Barkley will sit out against Notre Dame at the Coliseum, after also missing the 2010 game with an injury.

To say the 2012 season has not gone as expected for Barkley would be an understatement. When Barkley announced he would be returning to USC for a senior season of “unfinished business,” there was a thought that this upcoming game against the Irish could play a pivotal role in helping propel the Trojans to a national title and Barkley to a Heisman Trophy. Instead, the Trojans have lost four games, are no longer ranked and Barkley fell out of the Heisman race weeks ago.