Ole Miss' Hardy probable against Gamecocks

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said Monday he expects senior defensive end Greg Hardy to be able to play Thursday night against South Carolina.

Hardy missed the Southeastern Louisiana game after spraining his ankle in the opener against Memphis. The Rebels' three sacks in their first two games rank last in the SEC. Hardy has 18.5 sacks in his last two seasons and is one of the most feared pass-rushers in the country when's healthy.

While Nutt expects Hardy to play against the Gamecocks, senior tight end Gerald Harris is doubtful with a hamstring injury that has lingered since the preseason. Redshirt freshman Ferbia Allen is scheduled to start in Harris' place.