USC QB Matt Barkley Covers Sports Illustrated

Quarterback Matt Barkley and USC are one of five teams sharing the honor of gracing Sports Illustrated‘s college football preview issue, which hit newsstands on Wednesday.

The other teams/quarterbacks are: Alabama (A.J. McCarron), Oklahoma (Landry Jones), West Virginia (Geno Smith) and Michigan (Denard Robinson).

Sports Illustrated has the Trojans losing in the BCS national title game to Alabama. We shall see.