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Reasons for Barkley to stay

The NFL offers money and fame, but there are reasons for the USC QB to stay in school

Updated: November 9, 2011, 11:58 AM ET
By Steve Bisheff | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- The more gaudy the numbers, the more inevitable the early departure.

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Robin Alam/Icon SMIAnother year at USC for Matt Barkley means another year of working with elite receivers such as Robert Woods.
You know it, I know it, and, most significantly, Matt Barkley knows it. If the touchdown passes keep falling like so many raindrops through the final three games of USC's season, the projections by Mel Kiper Jr. and all the raging draftniks out there will convince everyone the Trojans quarterback will be among the first 10, or maybe even the first five, selections in the upcoming NFL draft.


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