ESPN: Take 2: Barkley or Thomas for Heisman?
Oregon and USC seem destined for a collision course in 2012; for the conference championship; for a spot in the Rose Bowl; maybe even the national championship. But there is an intriguing sidebar to the looming USC-Oregon showdown, and it has to do with a pair of marquee offensive players. USC's Matt Barkley has already picked up the ominous title of preseason Heisman favorite. Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas is one of the most explosive players in the conference.