Parrish Alford

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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 Kory Keys and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

Stories Written by Parrish Alford

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss and Memphis share recruiting territory and a media market, but they don’t share a lot of familiarity with one another. The two teams haven’t played since 2009, and that’s one reason that Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze stopped short of calling Saturday’s series renewal a “rivalry […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Sometimes old men have useful advice. Ole Miss linebacker D.T. Shackelford is 24 years old, not old in all walks of life, but pretty old walking around the locker room of a college football team. In his sixth year of eligibility because of two knee surgeries Shackelford is […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Undefeated Ole Miss and Mississippi State are both in the top 25 for the first time since 1999. Ole Miss – which was off on Saturday – held steady at No. 10 in the AP poll, while the Bulldogs broke into the rankings at No. 14 after Saturday night’s 34-29 […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze wants to see his Rebels extend their season-opening win streak to four games for obvious reasons. If the No. 10-ranked Rebels defeat Memphis on Saturday, however, it could be the gift that keeps on giving. While Freeze doesn’t vote or pay income tax […]

OXFORD Snap-it-fast football has created lot of buzz in the SEC in recent years, but you can still get some things done if you take time to huddle and then run between the tackles. The awakening at Arkansas is showing that. Trench play on both sides of the ball is still important. As Ole Miss […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Fall baseball began at Ole Miss on Friday, but it was the coach, not a player, who hit the first home run. Rebels coach Mike Bianco will begin his 15th season at Ole Miss with a four-year contract – the longest allowed by state law – and an […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Tight end Evan Engram has been one of the top targets for Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace early this season. However, while Wallace was spreading around passes to a lot of different players against Louisiana-Lafayette, Engram went without a catch. Engram’s day as less about the Cajuns’ defense […]

OXFORD It’s almost as though Laquon Treadwell is hiding in plane sight. It’s not that he’s not involved in the game plan. The nation’s No. 1 wide receiver prospect in the recruiting class of 2013, Treadwell caught a team-high 72 balls as an Ole Miss freshman last year. Averaging five catches a game through his […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Hugh Freeze doesn’t exactly fit the current target demographic, but nothing could keep the Ole Miss football coach from hiding his excitement to host one of NASCAR’s young stars. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., an Olive Branch native and Ole Miss fan, was on campus Tuesday as part of a […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – There’s not a lot of magic dust or secret speeches around the Ole Miss secondary these days. In fact, the “coaching up” for the Rebels’ defensive backs has a real estate ring to it: Location, location, location. No. 10 Ole Miss is leading the nation with eight interceptions […]