ESPN: A season of surprises for Mariota, Barkley
One is Hawaiian mellow. The other is Southern California brash. One is a redshirt freshman. The other is a four-year starter. One is in the hunt for a national title playing at an extremely high level. The other is still trying to get in sync.
What's surprising is USC quarterback Matt Barkley and his team are the ones trying to find themselves, while Oregon and quarterback Marcus Mariota have been humming along, the Ducks offense functioning as well as it has during the Chip Kelly era.