Russell more confident, comfortable after a year in the system

From the Mother Ship, a year in the system seems to have made a big difference for Ole Miss middle linebacker Christian Russell. Coaches had hoped Russell would adapt quickly last year, his first after transferring from East Mississippi Community College. It didn’t work out that way, but now Russell says he’s playing faster and more aggressive as he competes for the MLB job with senior C.J. Johnson who was moved over from end in the spring.

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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