Monday, January 23, 2012
Barkley and Kelly, working on unfinished business
By Pedro Moura
Sunday evening was all about Chip Kelly, as the Oregon coach was reported to be close to accepting the head coaching job for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Such a move this late in the recruiting season would've shaken up the entire Pac-12 and given USC an immediate and serious advantage for the 2012 season. But that's not to say that every Trojan wanted him gone -- in fact, a number of USC players on Twitter expressed emotions far different than what one might expect.
And the most visible Trojan of all, quarterback Matt Barkley, had an interesting reaction when Kelly officially revealed Monday morning that he was choosing to stay with the Ducks to pursue "unfinished business."
Barkley re-tweeted ESPN's Joe Schad and added on a bit of his own commentary to Kelly's reasoning: "Looks like we both do."
The tweet went viral as it brought people back to Barkley's December news conference in which he announced he was staying for his senior season. That day, in front of a crush of reporters at Heritage Hall, Barkley cited "unfinished business" on more than one occasion as the biggest reason why he decided to come back to USC.
Well, on Nov. 3, Barkley and Kelly with go head-to-head at the Coliseum in what will probably be hyped as the unfinished business bowl.