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 – For the sleepers, Jeremy Liggins has an alarm set. Since leading Lafayette High School to back-to-back Class 4A championships as a quarterback, he has played a multitude of positions. For now the spring offensive line experiment is behind him, and he’s firmly entrenched as a backup tight end […]

Saturday: vs. UT-Martin, 11 a.m. By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Tempo offense is back for No. 17 Ole Miss. Behind the camp’s closed doors, there has been a lot of emphasis on the snap-it-fast-football for which Hugh Freeze was known when he was named head coach after the 2011 season. The offense drew […]

OXFORD Everyone makes mistakes. What if you were an eager defensive back at Ole Miss and your mistake was to lay out Laquon Treadwell on a crossing pattern and break is collar bone? Sounds like a candidate for witness protection. Fortunately for Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze that hasn’t happened to Treadwell, a dominating wide […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – There are plenty of changes coming to the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium this season and next, and part of that will be a new playing surface. Ole Miss football will return to natural grass for the 2016 season, athletics director Ross Bjork announced on Monday. The stadium’s surface made the […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss has its starting quarterback … probably. Junior college transfer Chad Kelly will take the first-team snaps in practice this week with the No. 17 Rebels, and if coach Hugh Freeze doesn’t have a change of heart Kelly will start the season opener against Tennessee-Martin on Saturday. […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Robert Conyers expects to play quite a bit in the season opener in spite of the fact that Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says he could have as many as 10 offensive linemen ready to play. “We’ve got 10 guys. Do I wish we were a little farther […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Game week is here for college football. Seven days from now all questions won’t be answered, but fans and the media, most of whom have had little access to teams through August camp, will know more about their teams. Much of the drama will unfold before Saturday. There are 27 […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Game week is here, but most Ole Miss freshmen are still a year away from seeing the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium field on Saturdays. Many seasons past the Rebels would be counting on young newcomers in some key roles. Beyond freshman guard Javon Patterson that’s not the case in 2015, […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack says he isn’t concerned about depth at linebacker even with the tinkering that’s gone on to replace D.T. Shackelford. A sixth-year senior, Shackelford tied for third on the team with 65 tackles and added five tackles for loss plus a pair of […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Senquez Golson had 10 interceptions last season and was named All-American. Tony Bridges, quite possibly the “next big thing” in the Ole Miss secondary, has 10 interceptions this month alone. There’s a big difference in stealing passes in the regular season and stealing them in August when good-natured […]