Matt Barkley makes them sweat

The QB's return to USC is welcome news to coach Lane Kiffin, but he had his doubts

Updated: December 22, 2011, 10:44 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The drive from Lane Kiffin's home in Manhattan Beach to Matt Barkley's home in Newport Beach takes about an hour, but it seemed as if it would never end Wednesday night, as Kiffin was stuck in rush-hour traffic while his wife, Layla, sat in the passenger seat.

Barkley had called Kiffin that morning around 10, sounding somber, and asked Kiffin and his wife to come to the Barkley house at 5 p.m. to meet him and his family to discuss his decision.

For the next eight hours, ...

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