• Ted Miller continues to rank the Pac-10's Top 25 and LaMichael James comes in at #3.
James is the best home-run threat in the conference, if not the nation. He led the nation last year with 21 carries over 20 yards, including four over 50. He averaged 133.5 yards per game rushing in the 11 games he started. He earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors, became Oregon's first freshman to earn Most Outstanding Player honors and was named to numerous freshmen All-American teams.
He's been named second-team preseason All-American by NationalChamps.net and Sporting News. He will be a leading candidate for the Doak Walker Award, which is given annually to the nation's top running back. James has legitimate track speed: He placed 5th in the 2010 Pac-10 championships at 100 meters while posting a personal best time of 10.52 in the semifinals. He also anchored 4x100 relay to a fourth-place finish.
• Rob Moseley shares his story that appeared in yesterdays R-G, "Signal callers pilings up for Ducks."
Generally the UO football team has carried five quarterbacks per season, and thus it was expected the Ducks would try to sign two come February, when Costa’s eligibility will be exhausted. In the past week, Oregon has indeed received two verbal commitments from prep signal-callers — but the player thought to be atop the Ducks’ wish list at the position is still uncommitted, as is a wonderfully athletic prospect from Florida who has said he’d like to be in Eugene come 2011.
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