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 Travin Dural, one of LSU’s young wide receivers, spoke of the wisdom that comes through experience this week. Dural is a sophomore, but he’s joined by three true freshmen on the Tigers’ two-deep roster, and he hopes he and his teammates can outsmart that experience Saturday night. Ole Miss senior […]

Daily Journal Parrish Alford, the Journal’s Ole Miss beat reporter, chatted with former Ole Miss point guard Todd Abernethy, who is now an assistant coach on Andy Kennedy’s staff. Watch the video below.

OXFORD An Ole Miss defense that has ranked among the nation’s top units all season has generated a lot of attention. Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche has played like many expected he would. Cornerback Senquez Golson has played far better than many expected he would. The list goes on. If you’re looking for that one thing, […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Ole Miss point guard Jarvis Summers has been named preseason All-SEC first team by a panel of media who regularly cover the conference as well as national representatives. The team was released Wednesday at the SEC Tip-off in Charlotte, along with the preseason team rankings that have the Rebels No. […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – In retrospect, it may have been the beginning of happiness. At the time, in 2012, it was just another close loss against a quality team, something Ole Miss had already experienced in Hugh Freeze’s first year as coach. Even though the Rebels couldn’t hold a fourth-quarter lead and […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – As No. 3 Ole Miss prepares to face its historic SEC rival, Rebels coach Hugh Freeze says No. 24 LSU has distanced itself from its recent problems. After losing 34-29 to Mississippi State in a game that wasn’t that close and getting clocked 41-7 at Auburn, some shine […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – The success of the Ole Miss defense, now ranked No. 1 nationally in scoring defense with 10.6 points per game allowed, has drawn attention to the Land Sharks. The school’s tradition of raising hands to foreheads to celebrate big defensive plays – a gesture that has now spread […]

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 […]