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Star-crossed quarterbacks

One stayed too long, the other left too early.

You can't help but notice the irony as this football season has careened into a mini-disaster for both Matt Barkley and Mark Sanchez.

That these two USC quarterbacks, their careers strangely intertwined, would both struggle at a time when each was expected to enjoy great success is almost too much to comprehend. Or is it?