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

Kelly is the man This time a year ago, junior college transfer Chad Kelly was part of a three-man race at quarterback. Now Kelly (4,042 yards, 31 TDs) is the most experienced returning quarterback in the SEC – and he could gain traction as a Heisman Trophy candidate if things break right in the early […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – Before a Northeast Mississippi man was shot and killed by a Tupelo police officer, before a streak of incidents in other cities and states sparked outrage and demonstrations, and before officers were slain in Dallas, area college football coaches had long been proactive with law enforcement. Having […]

HOOVER, Ala. Whether you are entertained or not shouldn’t matter, but former Florida and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was extremely entertaining at SEC Media Days and was a refreshing change to the bland evasiveness of many coaches. Spurrier said what so many others would not and got away with it largely because he was […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – Here we go with a good SEC Media Days notebook cleansing … Sankey more visible Former commissioner Mike Slive charmed the masses and buddied up to the national writers with his opening remarks for Media Days each year, but you never saw him at the podium much […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – Media from across the SEC and from national outlets were eager to talk about the NCAA investigation on Thursday. Ole Miss players were less so. They don’t even talk about it among themselves, quarterback Chad Kelly said. “We don’t talk about it all. We’re focused on Florida […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly was pulled from spring drills during the last week to have sports hernia surgery. He’s had no ill effects in his comeback and is on schedule for August practice. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says he has to slow Kelly down. Kelly […]

Ole Miss defensive lineman DJ Jones is confident his group can achieve at a high level without Robert Nkemdiche. He explains why here:

Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly talks about making good on his second chance, what an NFL opportunity might look like and says he and his teammates do not discuss the on-going NCAA investigation.

Here is the transcript from Hugh Freeze’s time with local media: In light of recent events, what do you see in the relationship between young men and local police? We work hard at trying to develop a great relationship in Oxford with them. We bring them in every year, twice a year actually, both the […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – We have reached the final day. I’m listening to Marty Smith, loudly, as he goes through his Day 4 story lines. He’s referencing Hugh Freeze at the moment. “He says his integrity has been attacked, and it’s extremely frustrating.” I didn’t know who Marty Smith was before […]