OXFORD – As No. 8 Ole Miss moves closer to Sunday’s season opener at Memphis the Rebels are about as healthy as can be.
Sophomore reserve defensive tackle Justin Smith (broken foot) and freshman defensive end Alex Williams (broken leg) won’t be back soon, but there are no lingering injuries associated with August camp.
Tight end Gerald Harris and tailback Brandon Bolden, both starters who had been out with hamstring injuries, have returned and were in full dress Tuesday.
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt is dialing back on the contact, and the team will practice today in shoulder pads and helmets.
“The guys had a good bounce in their step today. They know practice is getting shorter, and they like that,” Nutt said.
Ole Miss and Memphis kick off at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPN.
Parrish Alford/ NEMS Daily Journal