Alabama's Jones still isn't practicing

Alabama center Barrett Jones still isn't practicing for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, as he continues to recover from the sprained foot he suffered in the first quarter of the SEC championship game against Georgia on Dec. 1.

Jones was in a black non-contact jersey during Alabama's practice Thursday. Nick Saban is hoping to get at least five practices out of Jones next week, but said that the Rimington Award winner is day-to-day with his injury.

While Jones' injury appears to be a little more serious than first thought, keeping him off the field against Notre Dame will be close to impossible. If he can play three quarters on one leg against Georgia, he'll be able to play with a bad foot against the Irish.

Saban also said that defensive lineman Denzel Devall spent some time on the treadmill along with Jones on Thursday. Devall has a sprained knee.

"It's day-to-day because they both need to continue to make progress to be able to come back and play," he said.