It was bound to happen. Great players do it all the time. It's been a while since a great player has been at Oregon, so obviously some fans are new to this concept.
Now imagine if LeGarrette Blount had never decked Byron Hout. 2009 would look a little differently, don't you think? But, when a door slams shut, a window pops open. And through that window flew LaMichael James.
But his departure is not all bad news. Just like the LeGarrette Blount punch, there is a silver lining.