USC quarterback Matt Barkley leads the USC Band after a Nov. 2011 victory over UCLA. SI’s Andy Staples discusses Barkley’s decision to stay at Southern Cal and despite the struggles of the team, concludes that Barkley was wise to remain in college this year. (John W. McDonough/SI)
STAPLES: Barkley wise to stay in college one more yearMcCARTNEY: Heisman Watch: Smith still the leaderSTAPLES: A Power Rankings quandry in the Pac-12

USC quarterback Matt Barkley leads the USC Band after a Nov. 2011 victory over UCLA. SI’s Andy Staples discusses Barkley’s decision to stay at Southern Cal and despite the struggles of the team, concludes that Barkley was wise to remain in college this year. (John W. McDonough/SI)

STAPLES: Barkley wise to stay in college one more year
McCARTNEY: Heisman Watch: Smith still the leader
STAPLES: A Power Rankings quandry in the Pac-12