Barkley was the top quarterback recruit this season and has seen a lot of time with the first team offense for USC. The Trojans are one of the favorites to win the national title this year on the college football betting line at 6-1.
College football odds are likely to favor USC in nearly every game this season. USC does not have an easy schedule though in college football odds and that may play a role in whether or not head coach Pete Carroll gives the starting quarterback job to a true freshman. The first team quarterback was expected to be Aaron Corp but Barkley has looked so good that it is not a lock that Corp gets the job. Carroll has definitely been impressed with Barkley who some are comparing to a young Jay Cutler or Peyton Manning. "What is really extraordinary is his attitude, his approach to it.” Carroll said about Barkley, “He doesn't feel like he's having any problems handling stuff. He's dealing with it very well. He's not shy a bit and it comes out in everything he's doing."
Barkley has already surpassed Mitch Mustain who was expected to be the #2 quarterback this college football betting line season for the Trojans. Now the attention in college football betting line numbers is on Barkley who looks like the next star quarterback for USC. Carroll is warning people that Carroll is still a freshman though. "He's still got issues," says Carroll. "The young guys have issues with protections and changing protections and adjusting things. Stuff like that. That's the last thing to come. He doesn't have any trouble throwing the football, but there is more to it than that.”
USC has some high profile games that are going to get a lot of attention in college football odds. They have a road game at Ohio State early in the college football odds season that will have huge national title implications. They also play at Notre Dame in what should be an entertaining and important game in college football odds.
USC is an odds-on favorite at the online sportsbook to win the Pac-10 this season over California and Oregon on the college football betting line. The Trojans have to visit both California and Oregon in addition to the road games at Ohio State and Notre Dame so nothing will come easy for USC this season in college football odds.