FIND A STATION Dan Patrick Show
FRIDAY: Jay Bilas

USC quarterback Matt Barkley dropped by the ManCave to talk about his season and his NFL future.

Barkley talked about his should injury. Dan asked if he had to play this weekend, could he? “No, I couldn’t,” Barkley said. “I cant even say when an actual date I’ll be healthy.”

Barkley said he will try to play in the Sun Bowl. He said if it’s close and there’s a risk to long-term arm strength, he’d likely sit out.

Dan asked at what point did you realize the dream season they expected wasn’t going to happen. He said after the loss to Stanford, he realized things would go differently. But he said that he didn’t listen to anyone but his teammates.

“I think the media expected us to win by 50 points every single game,” Barkley said.

Dan asked Barkley his confidence level. “High,” Barkley said. “I’m 100 percent confident in my abilities, going into the bowl game and going into the NFL.”

Dan asked if he thinks he’s a top-10 draft pick. “No doubt,” Barkley said that. He said he learned a lot in four years at USC.

Dan asked the best team he faced. “Oregon,” Barkley said. “Their offense against us was unbelievable. It was incredible.”

Barkley weighed in on the Heisman race. He credited Marqise Lee and Manti T’eo. But most of all, he pointed to another quarterback. “If you look at Johnny Manziel’s numbers, they’re unbelievable,” Barkley said.

Poll Question

Show Feed

Andrew Perloff@BradenGall hey! DM me when you have a chance2 hours ago
Paul Pabst@JB0322 fuvk ovv11 hours ago
Paul Pabst@JohnF_ingBrown Smells like a bad ass ride.14 hours ago
Seton@GregDietz heck yeah14 hours ago
Seton@ThePlanetJenn perfect14 hours ago

Fan Feed

John FranklinTwo anchors on Sportscenter are dabbing. Where have you gone @KeithOlbermann and @dpshow, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you. #SCisdead9 hours ago
Austin AlvaI love Hootie @cwebb2233 @dpshow9 hours ago
Matt MellingerHearing "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire at the bar and immediately think of @dpshow13 hours ago
£€| €dw@rd$Shame on you @NCAACWS @ArizonaBaseball is in the CWS Finals a #4 seed in the PAC and you left out the #3 seed. @RadioVendetta @dpshow14 hours ago
Chris StillsBagpipes at this wedding makes me think of @dpshow #Tears18 hours ago