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Matt Barkley taking charge of USC

Updated: August 6, 2010, 5:11 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Barkley is grateful to see new coach Lane Kiffin and his assistants on the field at Southern California this week.

The sophomore quarterback and senior Mitch Mustain were getting tired of running practices all by themselves.

"There's a lot more organization now," Barkley said. "In the summer, it's me and Mitch telling everybody what to do."

Barkley and his backup took more than the usual leadership roles this year while the Trojans' NCAA woes shook ...

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