Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 12/15/11
Making the morning rounds. • We hardly knew ye? Part one. "A source inside the Oregon football program" told The Oregonian Wednesday that — as expected — All-American tailback LaMichael James has decided to skip his senior season for April's NFL Draft. At 195 pounds, questions about James' size at the next level may drop him out of the first round. But he's not getting any bigger, and there are certainly no doubts about his production: He goes into the Rose Bowl with school records for rushing yards and touchdowns and as the career rushing leader among active players, all in just three years. Size notwithstanding, there should also be few questions about James' durability. He's averaged more than 22 touches per game for a team that routinely wins by huge margins, and has missed a grand total of two games to injury — both on the heels of a ghastly elbow dislocation in October that everyone assumed would end his season, until he showed up as usual at the postgame press conference to...
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