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

Quarterback Ryan Buchanan has a slight lead in the race with junior college transfer Chad Kelly and DeVante Kincade, a third-year sophomore like Kelly. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told the crowd at SEC Media Days that he wouldn’t be surprised to see the competition the regular season. Probably it will, and when it’s over […]

OXFORD Quarterbacks were a hot topic at SEC Media Days a couple of weeks back. More positions are unsettled in the league than have returning starters. That’s a significant detail for the guy that handles the ball every play. The more significant story line in the conference, though, is that there are eight new defensive […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss defensive end turned linebacker C.J. Johnson noticed something different about his coach, Hugh Freeze, in spring drills. Freeze talked about the possibility of a national championship for Ole Miss not in abstract terms but in a direct cause-and-effect manner. Complete the requirements of A, B and […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze added another big name to the Rebels’ 2016 recruiting class Tuesday. Jaylon Jones, a safety from Allen, Texas, chose Ole Miss over nearby Texas A&M. A four-star prospect and a member of the Rivals 250 at No. 243, Jones is the Rebels’ 18th […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss players say their humbling Peach Bowl loss to TCU, capping the 2014 season, won’t soon be forgotten. Neither will their convincing win over rival Mississippi State to close the regular season in their preceding game. The Rebels’ 31-17 win was the fourth-straight victory for the home […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss basketball player Stefan Moody was arrested over the weekend and charged with DUI. Rebels coach Andy Kennedy said Monday morning that he was aware of the incident and gathering information. Moody, the leading returning scorer in the SEC at 16.6 points a game last year, was […]

The QB competition likely to linger: This is not a surprise. The competition appears to be close between junior college transfer Chad Kelly and third-year sophomore Ryan Buchanan. DeVante Kincade, a third-year sophomore, is also in the mix. Unless one candidate leaves the others in the August dust the date to circle on your calendar […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – For all the good that was accomplished for Ole Miss football in 2014, big wins and rankings, the end of the season left a lot to be desired. The Rebels were beaten down 42-3 by TCU, a team many thought should have been in the four-team college […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze pointed to his Mississippi roots and described the passion many of the state’s citizens feel for their heritage. Then he said it’s time for change. The state flag has been a hot-button topic since the mass murder at a black church in […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – The rapid ascent of Mississippi’s SEC football teams in 2014 would eventually become known as “Mississippi Mayhem.” Arkansas’ late surge has the Razorbacks a popular summer pick to do big things in 2015. Auburn is getting a lot of buzz right now and could very well be […]