Alabama All-America center Barrett Jones is still wearing a protective boot on his injured left foot but says he’ll be ready to go when the No. 2 Crimson Tide play No. 1 Notre Dame in Monday night’s Discover BCS National Championship Game at Sun Life Stadium. Jones, a senior from Germantown, Tenn., has practiced only twice since injuring the foot in the first quarter of Alabama’s 32-28 victory over Georgia in the SEC championship game on Dec. 1. He spent much of the past five weeks swimming and running on a specialized treadmill to stay properly conditioned.
One BCS conference commissioner believes he and his colleagues can reach a compromise on the model for a four-team playoff — possibly as soon as this week.
FBS conference commissioners, Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick and other college football officials Thursday agreed to eliminate eight-team and 16-team playoff proposals to determine the sport’s future national champions, but settled on very little else.