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 Ole Miss defensive end Marquis Haynes was named the SEC’s freshman of the week on Monday. Haynes had 2 1/2 sacks, five tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a quarterback pressure in the Rebels’ 34-3 win over Tennessee. Haynes has 6 1/2 sacks for the season, including 4 […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Archie Manning is resigning from this year’s work with the college football playoff selection committee for health reasons. Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, made the announcement this morning. Manning will have surgery next month in hopes of relieving pain he is experiencing “while walking and moving […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal There’s no change at the top of the college football rankings this week. The state of Mississippi was assured another unbeaten week for its SEC teams when Ole Miss pulled away from Tennessee in the second half to win 34-3 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night. Mississippi State had a […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Some called it a trap game. If it was, Tennessee walked right into it. Senquez Golson had two interceptions, and No. 3 Ole Miss scored 14 points off four Volunteers turnovers to remain unbeaten with a 34-3 win before a crowd of 62,081 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Bo Wallace didn’t have his best statistical night, but he had a great night in the category that Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze wants to see him excel – turnovers. Against a Tennessee secondary ranked second in the SEC in pass defense, the Rebels’ quarterback was 13 for […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – As Ole Miss sophomores tell it, the Rebels’ rise in the rankings was all part of the plan. It’s homecoming for No. 3 Ole Miss tonight at 6 against Tennessee. The Rebels are coming off wins over No. 3 Alabama and No. 14 Texas A&M, their first back-to-back […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – In the southern college football vernacular “trickeration” most often applies to offense and special teams. Aggressive coaches often employ reverses, laterals, fake punts and fake field goals. It’s the secondary that worries Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley this week. The Vols visit No. 3 Ole Miss on Saturday night. […]

OXFORD This Mississippi college football revival has likely lived longer and climbed higher than the nation thought it would. It lives on this week. Continued lofty status is relative to continued on-field success. Ole Miss is a heavy favorite this week against Tennessee and Mississippi State will be when it takes the field next week […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – In what appears to be blatant reversal of a timeless directive of college football coaches, Cody Prewitt is paying attention to news coverage of the Ole Miss defense. He likes what he’s hearing. “For people to take notice of us as a dominant defense is special. It means […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – It’s hard to sneak up on people from No. 3. It wasn’t that long ago, though, that a rising Ole Miss team hoped to catch people off guard. When Rebels coach Hugh Freeze remembers those times this week he thinks of Tennessee. Third-ranked Ole Miss returns home this […]