08:35 AM ET 12.23 | 'Tis the season of giving, and Matt Barkley certainly did his part Thursday for USC. About the time the cheering stopped and the shock settled and the football world started scratching its head, Coach Lane Kiffin stepped to the dais and uttered the only appropriate word. "Wow," he said. Wow indeed, as Barkley just gave up as much as $20 million in guaranteed high-draft-pick money for a chance to finish out a journey that pays him nothing. Even with the insurance policy he surely possesses, Barkley is risking a lifetime of riches to become perhaps the greatest of Trojans football legends. ... "This is a special, special college student-athlete story," said Kiffin, adding. "He's the perfect Trojan. He's Matty Trojan."