GLENDALE AZ - JANUARY 10: LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks smiles in the third quarter while taking on the Auburn Tigers during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10 2011 in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
When Oregon's star running back LaMichael James was coming out of high school it appeared that he was destined to become a TCU Horned Frog, but at the last minute he switched his commitment to the Oregon Ducks. James has long hinted that there was a specific reason for his switch but he has kept mum as to why until now.
This weekend James was in Dallas to receive the Doak Walker Award and during an interview with Dallas radio station 1310 The Ticket James finally revealed what steered him away from TCU and towards the Pacific Northwest. Apparently during one of his visits to TCU a coach referred to him as "LaMarcus" the entire weekend. Which understandably did not sit well with James, who felt disrespected by the slight and opted to turn his gaze elsewhere.
Bottom line it all worked out-- LaMichael James is having an outstanding career at Oregon, TCU found a great running back in Ed Wesley and went undefeated without James, also Schultz finally got the coaching job he deserves as the Co-Offensive Coordinator at Texas State.