Friday, February 1 2013, 11:23 PM CST
LaMichael James answers your Facebook questions
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- While the rest of national media surrounded the Super Bowl-bound 49ers, News 10 searched their locker room for former Oregon Duck, LaMichael James. Our questions included some of yours from News 10's Facebook page. Here's a transcript of the interview with the 49er Running Back, who's ready to play when his teammate Frank Gore isn't: NEWS 10: "From the Oregon Ducks, to the 49ers, now to the Super Bowl, what's it all feeling like for you?" LAMICHAEL JAMES:"You know it feels really good. I'm really blessed to be the position that I'm in. To come out here and compete and playing in the Super Bowl, right now, you know I can't say enough. I'm just really blessed." NEWS 10: "We also have some questions from our Facebook Fans. One of them coming from Neal Parsons asking, 'Do you miss Duck love?" LAMICHAEL JAMES: "Oh yeah, most definitely. I'll always be loyal to my Ducks. I really do love them. I love everything about Eugene, the community, the school, you know, I really do miss it a lot." NEWS 10: "Another Facebook Friend Josh Droullard asks, 'How much have you learned from Frank Gore? Do you have a good relationship with him?" LAMICHAEL JAMES: "Oh yeah, most definitely. I've learned so much from Frank. I think a lot of it is just picking up the offense, and the whole blocking schemes. I was struggling with that a little bit, before. Just working with him has helped me pick up the slack a little bit." NEWS 10: "How did that first (NFL) touchdown feel against the Falcons?" LAMICHAEL JAMES: "It feels good. Anytime you can help your team win by scoring and putting the team in a position to get more points, it's always a benefit to the team." NEWS 10: "Back home they're calling you, 'pure speed.' What do you think about that?" LAMICHAEL JAMES: "(Laughs) It feels good. You know I think I'm a lot more than just speed. I think I'm pretty tough too. It really doesn't matter. Whatever gets the job done, then I'm all for it." NEWS 10: "What advice do you have for kids watching News 10 right now, who want to be a pro like you." LAMICHAEL JAMES: "Stay in school. You can't play football forever. It's just temporary fun, for long-term success. I think a job and having a college degree is more important than anything." There you have it -- from James' 49er locker. The next time you'll see him play will be Super Bowl Sunday.