Redshirt sophomore Jamario Bell had just seemed to settle into a role at the “Hog” outside linebacker spot when he suffered a broken bone in his foot that required surgery Monday.
“I hurt for Jamario,” outside linebackers coach Chad Walker said. “He did everything we asked him to do. He came in every day with a positive attitude.”
Walker said Bell, who had bounced from defensive end to tight end and back to defense this spring, had made big strides as a student, teammate and defender in recent months.
“And so there’s no doubt in my mind when I tell you I believe he’ll be able to overcome adversity here,” Walker said. “Yeah, he was progressing really well.”