A unified path to success

Transfer defensive end Fadol Brown says togetherness among the defensive line is an attribute that will help the group achieve its potential this season.

After sitting out last season Brown, who played as a freshman at Florida International, left spring drills No. 1 at one defensive end. He sat out most of the first week of camp with an ankle sprain, and watched freshman Marquise Haynes take No. 1 reps.

Brown says he didn’t rush his return, but he’s also back on the field at less than full strength.

He talks about his ankle here:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KheSqAZEE7s[/youtube]

As Hugh Freeze worked to get leaner at more athletic at end, Brown is the heaviest at the position at 280 pounds. That’s a good thing. His body of work in Division I is limited, but there’s enough there to suggest he can rush the passer. We’ll see.

With his make-up he should be able to hold up against the run more easily than some lighter defensive ends.

The Rebels will need both types of frames to get some push from up front and improve a woeful pass rush.

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Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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