Parrish Alford


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.

Stories Written by Parrish Alford

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal I skipped the predictions post last week occupied with flood work in my hometown, Denham Springs. I made a quick trip down there with my mom to check on things as her house is being rebuilt. I really don’t have much to bring to the table in a natural disaster. […]

OXFORD It’s easy to get caught up in the quick strikes and touchdowns. It’s easy to see Chad Kelly’s well-placed throws and depth at wide receiver. What may well determine where the Ole Miss offense goes from here, however, is offensive line play. The running game, for various reasons, is average, and that’s one of […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Some Hugh Freeze highlights from the SEC teleconference today … Freeze was asked about his philosophy of being a head coach who also calls his own plays on offense. He’s always maintained that calling plays is a multi-layered process involving a number of people. He continued that theme today but […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Ole Miss tackle Sean Rawlings talks a little about Memphis here. He talks more about the Rebels’ offense line, which is playing well right now. There was a lot of focus on the left tackle position going into the season, a big question mark with Rod Taylor trying to replace […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – When conversation turned to Ole Miss defensive ends this summer, Garrald McDowell’s name was not the first mentioned. Once upon a time it was thought the Rebels would return a big, physical senior to bolster one end of the line, but with Fadol Brown possibly becoming the fifth […]

Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram tries not to think about last year’s Memphis game too much, but that’s kind of hard this week. This season he sees a Memphis team that he says is explosive on offense and moves around a lot to create pre-snap confusion on defense. Last year’s Memphis game was a […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – While there’s been a lot of focus on proper fits and playing better against the run, Ole Miss coaches also want to see their defense give up fewer big plays. That was accomplished against Georgia. Coaches tend to call “explosive plays” those that cover 20 yards or more. […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – The pain inflicted by the University of Memphis on Ole Miss last season is clear. As the two local rivals prepare for their 62nd meeting, Ole Miss players and coaches are saying all the right things. It’s true they began talking about Memphis on the sideline in the […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Quick season-ending exits for two of the top three Ole Miss running backs removed the possibility of a redshirt year for freshman D’Vaughn Pennamon. The Manvel, Texas, native has been used sparingly since the opening- night knee injury to Eric Swinney, but Pennamon’s opportunities may be about to […]

OXFORD – Ole Miss guard Jordan Sims has been named the SEC’s offensive lineman of the week. Sims, a sophomore from Homewood, Alabama, made his eighth career start in the Rebels’ 45-14 win over Georgia. The Rebels rushed for 180 yards and had 510 total yards. Quarterback Chad Kelly was sacked just once for a […]