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Matt Barkley won't bow to pressure

Updated: November 22, 2011, 5:50 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley was already taking classes on campus when Mark Sanchez declared for the NFL draft. He witnessed the backlash toward Sanchez three years ago when he opted to leave early, including from Trojans head coach Pete Carroll.

Barkley said he's not going to be swayed by USC fans who are increasingly excited about their team's prospects for 2012 if their quarterback returns. After upsetting Oregon Saturday, the Trojans have their first top-10 ranking ...

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