LSU RB Michael Ford cleared to play

LSU running back Michael Ford has been cleared to play in Saturday's season opener against North Texas, team spokesman Michael Bonnette confirmed Thursday.

LSU coach Les Miles said in a press conference Monday that Ford and linebacker Tahj Jones had run into issues with academic eligibility, but that both players were undergoing an appeal.

Bonnette said Ford found out he had been cleared earlier this week. Jones is still waiting to hear.