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ESPN: USC's Barkley says scrutiny is inevitable

LOS ANGELES -- It's a blunt question that's not always met with a blunt answer. But USC quarterback Matt Barkley isn't the kind to shy away from candor. So the question is this:

Do you care about winning the Heisman?

"I think you have to care about it," he said. "But it can't be your main focus. You have to have some sort of goals to be the best. And that typically goes to the best. So, by default, that kind of has to be the goal."

Barkley's Heisman buzz was understated during the first six games of the 2011 ...

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