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 OXFORD – Ole Miss players didn’t get a full dose of Dak last year, but they expect to see the Mississippi State quarterback for four quarters this season. Dak Prescott came off the bench in the fourth quarter and scored the winning touchdown as the Bulldogs won 17-10 in Oxford […]

The men’s and women’s basketball teams for Ole Miss will both be in action on the road today in holiday events. The Ole Miss men will take on No. 23 Creighton tonight at 7:30 in the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla. The Rebels have won three straight after a season-opening loss to Charleston Southern. […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss players are confident their quarterback can have a turnaround game that returns the Golden Egg trophy to the Rebels. If Bo Wallace can do that he’ll actually turn around two games. The Rebels’ starting quarterback is dealing with a sprained ankle this week. There’s been no […]

OXFORD Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has a lot of influence. It goes with the office. You can argue, though, that Bryant isn’t the state’s most influential employee. In fact, he might only rank No. 3. Because for much of this football season the state’s two SEC schools have ranked that high or higher. A season […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil has won the Hull Trophy, which goes to Mississippi’s top offensive lineman. Tunsil has anchored the left side of the Rebels’ line for two years. He’s played through injuries to his right shoulder and biceps the last half of this season and sat […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss linebacker D.T. Shackelford says the mental makeup for the Rebels is good as they try to move past a 30-0 loss by welcoming their in-state rival. A game that once looked to have championship implications – SEC and national – for both teams only has those […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Every player who suited up for Ole Miss at Arkansas will suit up against Mississippi State. That’s what Rebels coach Hugh Freeze is hoping for, and that’s how he described his team’s health with a passing reference to injuries Monday afternoon. Among the wounded are quarterback Bo Wallace […]

Thumbs Up The defense settled in and had a good game, limiting Arkansas to 316 total yards. Wide receivers played well. Thumbs Down Quarterback Bo Wallace did not protect the football and had four turnovers. The run game was again weak against a quality SEC defense. Special teams errors led to poor field position as […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Among the problems for Ole Miss in a 30-0 loss to Arkansas – and there were many – was special teams play. The Rebels struggled with field position most of the first half due in large part to a short punt and problems in the kick and […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss women’s coach Matt Insell will be put in the position of cheering against his alma mater and his father today. Insell earned a degree in political science at Middle Tennessee State where his father, Rick Insell, is head women’s basketball coach. The Insells square off today […]