I can't imagine a situation where Bell is somehow cleared to play, yet spends the entire practice session pedaling a stationary bike with one leg, as he did yesterday afternoon.
The coach explained it pretty well. "Cleared to play" doesn't mean they'll be able to play. All depends on what they show in practice.
I watched a video of the press conferences sometimes for reasons exactly like this...Saban clearly said he was "cleared to do some things" not "cleared for contact" or "ready to play."
When Saban has said something similar to his statement on Bell it usually means the player can run a bit and possibly do some of the drills. Either way, I imagine it is still going to be close on whether Bell gets on the field in the championship. Jarrick Williams is really the only guy who Saban made any statement about being cleared to participate. Hart, White, and Fowler are out. Barrett Jones is on target for after Christmas. Kenny Bell is going down to the wire on his full recovery.
Chase Goodbread said he was in a boot.
this is KILLING me. we need barrett on that line. without him, i have definite worries. then again, i'm a huge pessimist.
Latest on Jones.............