Talking Sports with Oregon’s LaMichael James

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

LaMichael James, a sophomore running back with the Oregon Ducks, recently took time to do a Heisman Q&A with The Capital Sports Report at the prior to the Heisman trophy ceremony.

TCSR: What are your thoughts on Chip Kelly attending the New Hampshire vs. Delaware playoff game Friday night? (Kelly was the offensive coordinator from 1999 to 2006 at New Hampshire)

Oregon Ducks running back LaMichael James breaks into the open against the Arizona Wildcats
LaMichael James breaks into the open against the Arizona Wildcats (Getty Images)

LMJ: “Yeah, that’s just like people saying I can’t go home and support my high school team. I think Chip should be allowed to go back there. He started there and he had a lot to do with that program.”

TCSR: What’s it like playing for Chip Kelly at Oregon?

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LMJ: “It’s fun. He’s a player’s coach, and I think he’s the best coach in the country.”

TCSR: Could you talk about the development of first-year quarterback Daron Thomas this season?

LMJ: “He’s a tremendous player. He does good things for us. He makes all the right decisions having never been a starter before. He’s been in our system for a long time. Big up’s to Daron Thomas.”

TCSR: What are thoughts on the National Championship game against Auburn?

LMJ: “We have to be ready to play. We have to start practicing as soon as we get back. Playing in the National Championship game has a lot of pressure, but I’m sure we’re going to be ready.”

TCSR: Have you played in any other championship games, or this is your first time

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LMJ: “Yeah, I have. I have played in a State Championship game in Texas. I’ve played in a lot of big games through my college career, but you can’t look at it that way. You have to look at it as just another game.”

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