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USC football: Matt Barkley will throw in practice today, Carroll says

September 17, 2009 |  4:01 pm

Pete Carroll's decision about who will start at quarterback on Saturday against Washington looks like it could go down to the wire.

USC-logo Freshman Matt Barkley, who has not practiced for three days because of a bone bruise in his right shoulder, will throw today at practice, Carroll said on USC's website.

Aaron Corp has taken all the first-team snaps in his absence, so it will be interesting to see if Barkley displaces the third-year sophomore during drills.

"We'll see how Matt throws today and go from there," Carroll said.

Carroll has said that the starter might not be determined until game-time, and he reiterated that point today.

"I don't feel any pressure at all to make this decision," Carroll said. "We're going to take as much time as we need."

-- Gary Klein