While you all probably thought that Barkley was crushed that his, um, "special friend" (Cheat Carroll) broke up with him and moved out of state, it appears that young Matt has quickly found a new special friend. From ESPN, all emphasis mine:
“It’s great news," quarterback Matt Barkley told ESPNLosAngeles. "I remember meeting Kiff way back on the recruiting trail when I was a freshman in high school. I liked him when I met him. I like that he knows how to live and breathe the Trojan way.”
When I read the above quote, tears literally built up in my eyes. It was "like" at first sight. And Lame lives and breathes the Trojan way. That is truly special. Obviously, that means, living and breathing violations of NCAA rules.
But wait, there's more:
"It’s comforting to know that not a lot is going to change,” Barkley said. “Kiff will have his own way of doing things, but I’m glad the offense isn’t going to be a whole lot different."
Oh my. Pet names already. I fear that Barkely is rushing headlong into a new relationship without giving it much thought. How did he get over Cheatey so quickly? Is this just a rebound relationship? Only time will tell.