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

Notes and thoughts from the Rebels’ 38-21 loss at LSU … It’s amazing how quickly the one of a season can change. Looking back you could see the brutal September schedule for Ole Miss. The Rebels navigated that about the best possible way they could without winning games. They earned respect in losses. They did […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal BATON ROUGE, La. – Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack defended his players as much as he could early Sunday morning. He also took responsibility for the total package, “my defense,” he said. It was Wommack’s defense that was exploited by LSU running back Leonard Fournette in a record-setting rushing […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal BATON ROUGE, La. – An Ole Miss visit to Tiger Stadium coincided with the return of LSU running back Leonard Fournette. That was not good news for the Rebels. Fournette, who missed the previous two games with an ankle injury, ran for a school record 284 yards and three touchdowns […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal BATON ROUGE, La. – While No. 23 Ole Miss hopes for more consistency from its receivers tonight, it would also like more production from its run game. Those struggles aside, the Rebels still scored 30 points last week, though not enough to win at Arkansas. The Ole Miss offensive line […]

Keys To Victory 1. Receivers must excel Ole Miss this season has been able to complement Chad Kelly with a deep and talented group of wide receivers. However, that group struggled with consistency at Arkansas, and dropped passes helped the Razorbacks limit the Ole Miss offense. That can’t happen at LSU. The Ole Miss receivers […]

Advance: Rebels try to bolster run defense Column: For Rebels, this is about getting better, not getting Ed No. 23 Ole Miss at No. 25 LSU Where: Tiger Stadium (102,000) Kickoff: 8 p.m. Television: ESPN Radio: Ole Miss Network, XM 190; Sirius 83 Records: Ole Miss 3-3, 1-2 SEC; LSU 4-2, 2-1 SEC Series: LSU […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – The terminology is different sometimes. You can call it alignment and assignment. You can call it run fits or something else. However it’s described defense has been an issue for No. 23 Ole Miss in its 3-3 start. The Rebels are last in the SEC in total defense […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork has received a contract extension and a promotion, the school announced Thursday. Bjork’s new title will be vice chancellor, and his contract now runs through June 30, 2020. The contract extension was finalized this summer. Bjork previously earned $650,000 plus available incentives. […]

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was pleased with his team’s Tuesday-Wednesday work this week, the two most physical days of the week. These two days were indeed physical, more than what might be normal. Freeze is eager to see how is receivers respond this week after a rare sub-par performance at Arkansas. He says the […]

OXFORD Ole Miss fans won’t soon forget 19 wins over the 2014 and 2015 seasons. They won’t forget dominating the Sugar Bowl to finish 10-3 last year. In the same way they also haven’t forgotten Ed Orgeron’s time as head coach. The extremes of any walk of life leave lasting impressions, so it’s hard to […]