Motivation is going to be huge in the Sugar Bowl. Cincinnati is unbeaten and ranked third in the BCS, but Mardy Gilyard and other Bearcats said they felt somewhat betrayed when coach Brian Kelly left for Notre Dame. Can they regain their fire under an interim coach who's also leaving?[details]
An explosive little scatback who's at his best in the open field, James reaches top-end speed quickly and is a home run threat every time he touches the football. However, he isn't an instinctive runner, especially between the tackles, and he isn't physical with the ball in his hands. James goes down way too easily and lacks the type of lateral mobility to make a man miss in the hole on a consistent basis. He's more of a straight-line guy who can hurt you out of the backfield and on special teams.