You can say a lot of things about Greg Hardy, but you can’t say he’s shy.
I ran into the Ole Miss defensive end at practice. I said, “Smile for the blog, Greg.” He said, “OK, but don’t write anything bad.” I told him I wouldn’t write anything bad until the season started.
Hardy’s walking around in a boot these days, working his way back from surgery on the foot that slowed him down so much of 2008.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Melvin Harris has had the same surgery.
Both players have missed all of spring drills, a fact that hurts Harris more than Hardy.
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was eager to get a look at Harris, a big 6-6 target, this spring. He could be the “jump ball” receiver or the guy on fade routes the way Marcus Monk was for Nutt at Arkansas.
While the coaches know Hardy and what he can do, Harris would really have benefitted from the spring work.
The good news is that both players are on schedule with their rehab assignments, and both are expected to be full speed when practice begins in August.