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Yahoo Sports: Merry Christmas, USC: You’re getting one more year of Matt Barkley

The suspense was ruined when the marching band and Song Girls showed up to the press conference. But in this case, the gift is too good not to celebrate: Quarterback Matt Barkley is officially coming back to USC for his senior year, foregoing a certain spot near the top of the NFL draft to finish his career as a Trojan, sanctions free. His decision continues something of a trend among top-rated quarterbacks, beginning with Oklahoma's Sam Bradford, who turned down a shot at becoming the No. 1 pick to return to school in 2009. Last year, it was Andrew Luck, ...

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