Russell, Bulldogs Take Their Shot at the Tide

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Russell, Bulldogs Take Their Shot at the Tide
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Tyler Russell could just as easily be wearing crimson on Saturday night in Bryant-Denny Stadium. But he much prefers maroon. Mississippi State’s junior quarterback was one of Alabama’s top targets at quarterback during the 2009 recruiting period. He grew up in Meridian, Miss., not too far from the Alabama border, and Alabama coach Nick Saban made a strong push while Russell was trying to decide whether to stay committed to Mississippi State after the coaching change from Sylvester Croom to Dan Mullen.

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