PARRISH ALFORD: 2013 recruits changed culture at Ole Miss

OXFORD Barring some wildly unforeseen circumstance, Hugh Freeze’s 2013 signing class begins to evaporate in little more than a month....

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – In 2011, Ryan Brown made a decision that would alter the course of his life forever. Brown chose to change his commitment from South Florida to Mississippi State and immediately began contributing to the Bulldogs’ defensive line the following fall as a true freshman. Four years and 44 […]

JACKSON Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss all boast 8-3 records heading into the last weekend of the regular season. Ole Miss and State are ranked. All are headed to bowls. USM plays for a division championship on Saturday. There’s a chance, albeit slight, Ole Miss will as well. This is quite a bit […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Johnny Hill’s in no hurry to retire from coaching, even though the maximum his coaching tenure in Oxford can last is two games. Of course, if Hill’s Chargers lose Friday night to West Point in the MHSAA Class 5A state semifinals, he hangs up his whistle a week early. “To […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal A.J. Brown was held to one catch last week in Starkville’s state quarterfinals win against Clinton. Starkville still won 45-27. The Yellow Jackets have plenty of playmakers – Avery Brown had 250 yards on 33 carries against the Arrows. A.J. Brown is still unarguably the best. “It’s according to how […]

By Ben Garrett Special to the Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss needed a spark Wednesday against Georgia State. Tomasz Gielo answered the call. Gielo, a graduate transfer from Liberty, totaled 13 points and a season-high six rebounds in 24 minutes to lift the Rebels (4-2) to a 68-59 win over Georgia State (2-1). Ole Miss […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Football’s state semifinals and the Egg Bowl are sharing the stage with basketball this weekend at Corinth High School. Seventeen nationally ranked players and some of the area’s and state’s top talent will play 17 games Friday and Saturday in the third annual Lighthouse Classic. Madison County, Ala., SG Josh […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Simmons’ box score doesn’t intimidate Smithville. Instead, the 75 points Friday’s Class 1A state semifinal opponent Simmons scored last week serves as a welcomed challenge. “No doubt about it. The kids look at the score and it kind of motivates them a little bit,” Smithville coach Chad Collums said. “It’s […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal BALDWYN – Baldwyn has been stubborn as a mule through the first three weeks of the playoffs. The Bearcats defense refuses to do anything opposing offenses have wanted to do. “I’ve got a lot of pride in our defense, I think one of the best in the state right now,” […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – While Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze talks about the strength of relationships in recruiting, Laquon Treadwell could be his chief spokesman. Treadwell was one of three players rated No. 1 at his position when he signed with Ole Miss in 2013. It’s likely that he, offensive tackle Laremy […]