While the Rebel football team prepares for the Cotton Bowl against Texas Tech, Ole Miss juniors Greg Hardy and John Jerry are also preparing for the future.
Both have filed paperwork asking the NFL to evaluate their likely draft position.
Jerry, a 6-foot-7, 350-pound right tackle, says he *IS* coming back for his senior season, but Hardy, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive end Briarcrest, has yet to decide.
Coach Houston Nutt believes Hardy can greatly improve his draft stock if he returns for his senior year.
Hardy is averaging more than a sack per game the last two seasons.
He had 8.5 this year in eight games.