Galippo caused a stir following USC's 31-17 win over Notre Dame by saying that the Irish — who did not use any of their three timeouts as USC ran the ball 10 straight times over the game's final 6:43 — had quit.
"I would agree with that," Barkley said. "I was shocked that they didn't use the timeouts because we got on the field with seven or so minutes left. Six, whatever, about seven minutes left, and I thought they were gonna, planning on stopping us and then saving their timeouts for the end when they had the ball. But then it got down to around two minutes and they still hadn't used their timeouts and we were still controlling and moving the ball down the field. And even inside of two minutes they didn't call anything.
"And it seemed from our sideline, from our perspective, that they did give up. It seemed uncharacteristic of Notre Dame, and I wouldn't have wanted to have been on that sideline."