NFL or Louisville for junior Michael Bush?

It's decision day for Louisville's talented junior running back Michael Bush. At 3 PM this afternoon, the 6-3, 250-pound Bush will announce whether or not he'll return to Louisville for his senior season or enter the NFL Draft this spring.

It's decision day for Louisville running back Michael Bush. Will the talented junior by-pass his senior season and enter the NFL Draft or will the 6-3, 250-pound Bush come back to U of L for his senior season?

We'll know the answer to those questions later today.

Bush has a 3 PM press conference scheduled for this afternoon where he'll announce his plans for next season.

Last month, Bush asked the NFL advisory board to evaluate his worth in this April's NFL Draft. Apparently Bush has received that report, and doesn't appear eager to waste any time announcing his decision.

One of the top running backs in the country, Bush rushed for 1,143 yards as a junior and scored 23 touchdowns despite missing 2 ½ games after suffering a foot injury in the second half of the Cardinals 43-22 win over Pittsburgh. Bush also rushed for 96 yards on only 16 carries in the Toyota Gator Bowl loss to Virginia Tech Jan. 2, and averaged an impressive 5.6 yards per carry this season.

From all indications, Bush will be back at Louisville next season. Four junior running backs – USC's LenDale White, UCLA's Maurice Drew, Minnesota's Lawrence Maroney, Wisconsin's Brian Calhoun - have already declared their intentions to enter the NFL Draft this season. USC's Reggie Bush, this years Heisman Trophy winner, is expected to declare for the draft this afternoon at a scheduled press conference.

After the Cardinals final game, Bush made it clear he'd back next season unless he was projected to be selected in the first round of the draft. With so many quality running backs already in the draft, the field might be a little too crowded for Bush's liking.

We'll find out his decision later this afteroon.


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