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Barrett Jones ‘should be 100 percent’ for title game

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Returning to practice this week for the first time since the SEC championship game, there was still some uncertainty as to whether All-American Barrett Jones would be able to take the field for Alabama against Notre Dame in four days.

If the player’s self-prognosis means anything, there will be no certainty.

Meeting with the media for the first time since the Tide landed in South Florida Wednesday, Jones gave his health a thumbs up for the BCS championship game, saying “I’m pretty close to 100 percent now; I think by the game I should be 100 percent.”

The starting center suffered a sprained foot in the conference title game win over Georgia.  He missed the first nine postseason practice sessions as a result, returning to the on-field workouts just this past Tuesday.  While he’s still in a walking boot, Jones remains confident in his availability.

It feels great,” said Jones. “I think the first day I was certainly a little rusty, and on the second day I was a little less rusty. I think it helps that I’ve started 49 games [at Alabama]. I’m ready to roll.”

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7 Responses to “Barrett Jones ‘should be 100 percent’ for title game”
  1. canehouse says: Jan 3, 2013 10:08 AM

    Can’t wait to watch Jones and Nix battle in the trenches… Should be a special contest within what I expect to be a slug fest on Monday might.

  2. louhudson23 says: Jan 3, 2013 10:37 AM

    Does anyone know for sure that this game will be streamed on ESPN Player as part of College Pass?

  3. thraiderskin says: Jan 3, 2013 10:46 AM

    That guy’s name just sounds tough

  4. normtide says: Jan 3, 2013 1:09 PM

    Bama has to have Jones on the field

  5. packerbadger says: Jan 4, 2013 10:10 AM

    Well, at least he’s “in” something. I wonder if he was ever “in” class.

  6. normtide says: Jan 4, 2013 10:14 AM

    He wasn’t in jail for refusing to leave some one’s porch, or in the hospital cause he got his ass stomped. That’s the lovely UW campus.

  7. Deb says: Jan 4, 2013 3:31 PM

    Does packerbadger work at being an ass, or does it come naturally? (Rhetorical question.)

    Jones is a scholar athlete with a Bachelor’s in accounting and maintaining a 4.0 while working on his Master’s. He was the 2012 Academic All-America Team Member of the Year.

    Thrilled to hear he’ll be able to play at full strength.

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