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A Daily Journal podcast covering Ole Miss sports. Hosted by Parrish Alford and Ben Craddock.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal


    • Oct 26, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    10/26/21: The candy episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 26:29

    As you probably saw on Saturday night, or in the days since, Mike Leach Michael Katz and Mississippi State Facebook groups.

    A conversation with the Kermits

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 45:06

    Hear from Ole Miss head basketball coach Kermit Davis, Jr., and former Mississippi State head basketball coach Kermit Davis, Sr., like never before. In this conversation with Parrish Alford, Kermit Jr. shares his experiences growing up with a father who coached in the SEC at a very different time, as well as what it was like to come back home to coach Ole Miss. Kermit Sr. details his time playing for Babe McCarthy and with Bailey Howell, as well as his experience ahed of the Game of Change. As well, he discusses his time coaching at Tupelo High, the hats he wore as an assistant coach at Mississippi State, and what it's been like to see his son not only get into coaching but coach at the highest level of major college basketball. The father-son duo play off each other as they recount memorable moments throughout a lifetime of observing, playing and talking basketball together. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    10/21/21: Is the most important Manning in Oxford this weekend Eli or Arch?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 27:07

    Michael Katz have your weekend college football prep work done for you, with a detailed look at Ole Miss / LSU and Mississippi State / Vanderbilt. Both teams' star quarterbacks are questionable going into the weekend. What's their updated status? Listen and find out. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    10/19/21: It happens, it just doesn't happen for 30 minutes straight

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 38:10

    Stefan Krajisnik recap week 7 around the SEC, with a special focus on the “debris delay” at the end of the Ole Miss-Tennessee game and where Mississippi State is following a blowout loss to Alabama. They also touch on the legitimacy of Matt Corral's Heisman chances. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    John Bond remembers Mississippi State's win over Alabama in 1980

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 18:33

    John Bond was a freshman quarterback for Mississippi State on the day they beat Alabama 6-3 in 1980. It ended a 20-plus game winning streak for the Crimson Tide. Bond — who started under center for MSU from 1980 through 1983 — remembers being recruited by Paul "Bear" Bryant in his home just eight months or so before the game. He also remembers getting a hug from the Bear during his postgame visit to the Bulldogs' locker room. Listen to the full interview with Parrish Alford. And see more Mississippi State coverage djournal.com. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    10/13/21: A look at what the weekend may bring

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 29:48

    Michael Katz discuss the SEC weekend ahead (plus Oklahoma State at Texas) with a focus on how Mississippi State will fare against Alabama off of a bye and if Ole Miss has the advantage in what could be another shootout against Tennessee. Follow Michael and Stefan on Twitter. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    10/12/21: Recapping Michael's Finebaum apperance

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 28:03


    Stefan Krajisnik put a bow on week 6 in college football, including reaction from media Monday at Mississippi State and Ole Miss. They also discuss upcoming kickoff times and how Tim Cook is to blame for Michael's technical difficulties during his Mississippi State Facebook groups.


    A conversation with Chris Stratton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 24:41

    Tupelo native and Mississippi State alum Chris Stratton has pitched six seasons in the MLB for the Giants, Angels and Pirates. Parrish Alford visits with him about his versatility, analytics in pro baseball, choosing baseball over basketball, what he learned from Butch Thompson at MSU, his favorite Tupelo High memory and more. Follow Parrish on Twitter Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    10/6/21: This is a PG podcast, I don't know if we can talk about Urban Meyer right now

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 39:20

    Michael Katz set aside his Dodgers anxiety (spoiler alert, they won)to record this podcast. Laugh along as the guys set the scene for week 6, including a summary of Michael's look at the schedule to see what stands between Mississippi State and bowl eligibility. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    10/4/21: Cowboy hats and burnt popcorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 25:33


    Stefan Krajisnik discuss SEC storylines from the weekend, including Will Rogers' postgame presser cowboy hat and the popcorn Lane had us all pop for nothing. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and


    9/30/21: Christian Byrd on Ole Miss two-commit day & a big weekend ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 16:03

    Parrish Alford is joined by Christian Byrd, who drops some analysis on Ole Miss' two 2022 3-star commitments from the state of Alabama on Wednesday. Christian also shares his thoughts on why this is a big weekend of games in the SEC West. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    9/28/21: Extremely online

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 36:17

    Michael Katz highlight the storylines surrounding the SEC entering week 5 of the college football season. They also look at pivotal matchups for Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    9/22/21: The Stef & Katz Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 30:59

    Michael Katz offer their thoughts on week 3's biggest SEC storylines and look ahead to SEC openers for Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    9/20/21: Sorting through Mississippi State's loss at Memphis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 22:42

    Parrish Alford and Mississippi State Facebook groups.

    9/20/21: Matt Corral hype train building speed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 23:55

    Matt Corral scored 7 times in a win over Tulane Saturday night, moving Ole Miss to 3-0 and himself to the forefront of the Heisman Trophy discussion. Parrish Alford and Mississippi State Facebook groups.

    Around the SEC: Will Mississippi State, Ole Miss pass week 3 tests?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 29:03

    Parrish Alford is joined by Stefan Krajisnik to discuss two SEC results from week 2, and discuss three week 3 matchups: Mississippi State-Memphis, Ole Miss-Tulane and Auburn-Penn State. They focus on Mississippi State playing its first game without cowbells on Saturday and Ole Miss needing to solve their penalty issue. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    9/13/21: Who is Ole Miss' true no. 2 quarterback?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 23:54

    Ole Miss doesn't have a star on defense, but the unit has been getting contributions from all three levels. Mississippi State Facebook groups.

    9/13/21: Mike Leach is 2-0 with defense?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 20:17

    How odd is it that Mike Leach is 2-0 because of his team's defense? Mississippi State Facebook groups.

    9/9/21: Ole Miss softball update + look ahead to the Rebels' home opener against Austin Peay

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 25:18

    9/8/21: Stefan discusses his work on the Mississippi State-South Carolina 9/11 story

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 25:44

    9/2/21: Christian Byrd on Walter Nolen, two new Ole Miss transfers + game previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 26:37

    Christian Byrd joins Parrish Alford to discuss new developments in the recruitment of Walter Nolen and two new transfers on the Ole Miss roster. They also dive deep into La Tech/Mississippi State and Louisville/Ole Miss. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    9/1/21: Remembering 3rd and 96 during Mississippi State-Louisiana Tech game week

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 24:22


    Instagram. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and


    8/31/21: How does the Ole Miss defense matchup against Louisville QB Malik Cunningham?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 25:29

    Instagram. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    JYE+, 8/30/21: Louisville defensive coordinator Bryan Brown joins

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 17:57

    Corinth alum, and former Ole Miss player and assistant coach, Bryan Brown joins Parrish Alford to discuss what it will be like to coach against his alma mater for this first time. Read Parrish's written piece on Brown here. We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. Check them out on Facebook and Mississippi State Facebook groups.

    JYE+, 8/26/21: Terry Bowden joins

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 17:11

    Parrish Alford is joined by Louisiana Monroe head football coach Terry Bowden. They discuss his father, Bobby, as well as the shifting landscape of college football and what he learned as an analyst on the Clemson staff. We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. Check them out on Facebook and Mississippi State Facebook groups.

    8/25/21: Ole Miss grabs birthday commitment from 4-star OL Bryson Hurst

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 23:12

    Ole Miss picked up a commitment from Mississippi's top-ranked 2022 offensive lineman, Bryson Hurst, overnight Wednesday. Instagram. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    8/24/21: Mississippi State defense primed for another productive season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 27:25

    With two scrimmages in the book, and game week looming, Instagram. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    8/18/21: Mississippi State camp update

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 23:57

    Instagram. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    8/17/21: Braylon Sanders, Tylan Knight standing out for Ole Miss in preseason work

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 22:26

    Parrish Alford and Instagram. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    JYE+, 8/16/21: Former Mississippi State QB Rob Morgan joins

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 22:04

    Former Mississippi State quarterback Rob Morgan (1996-1998) joins Parrish Alford to discuss his career in Starkville, as well as the transfer portal and NIL. We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. Check them out on Facebook and Mississippi State Facebook groups.

    Around the SEC: Christian Byrd on the impact transfers could make for Jackson State

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 26:22

    Christian Byrd joins Parrish Alford on today's show and the focus centers around the impact transfers could have for Jackson State this fall. There's also some Mississippi State and Ole Miss camp discussion. We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. Check them out on Facebook and Mississippi State Facebook groups.

    8/11/21: Secondary spurring defensive turnaround for Ole Miss?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 23:11

    Instagram. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    8/10/21: An update on the Mississippi State QB competition

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 23:22

    Jack Abraham is being pushed by Chance Lovertich in the early stages of Mississippi State's preseason camp quarterback competition. Instagram. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    8/6/21: Predicting MSU, Ole Miss depth charts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 25:48

    Stefan Krajisnik join Parrish Alford to predict how depth charts will look for Mississippi State and Ole Miss as preseason camp gets started. We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram. Follow the latest news in our exclusive Ole Miss and

    8/3/21: The future of BYU and the Group of Five in CFB

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 26:03

    8/2/21: SEC, Big Ten controlling this round of conference realignment?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 21:37

    JYE+, 7/27/21: Matt Wyatt on SEC quarterbacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 14:39

    Matt Wyatt joins Parrish Alford to share his analysis of quarterbacks around the SEC, with a detailed look Mississippi State's crowded QB room. Be sure to check out Matt Wyatt Media and follow Matt on Twitter. We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram. See more from Parrish Alford on Twitter and Facebook.

    JYE+, 7/26/21: A conversation with Jackie Sherrill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 24:26

    Legendary college football coach Jackie Sherrill joins Parrish Alford to discuss conference realignment in the modern day. Having coach at Texas A&M and Mississippi State, Sherrill brings a uniquely informed perspective to the current conversation surrounding the SEC and other power programs it's trying to attract. We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram. See more from Parrish Alford on Twitter and Facebook.

    7/15/21: New boots on the ground

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 26:18

    Daily Journal college sports editor Parrish Alford introduces his new colleagues Michael Katz (Ole Miss) and Stefan Krajisnik (Mississippi State) and discusses the knowledge they've acquired about their new beats heading into SEC Media Days next week. ______________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ______________________________ Follow Parrish Alford on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford Want more Mississippi State or Ole Miss sports coverage from the Daily Journal? Follow Michael Katz on Twitter: twitter.com/MichaelLKatz Or join our exclusive Ole Miss Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 Follow Stefan Krajisnik on Twitter: twitter.com/skrajisnik3 Or join our exclusive Mississippi State Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/180386896631211

    JYE+, 6/21/21: Ole Miss AD Keith Carter talks NIL plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 11:53

    With NIL laws set to go into effect in Mississippi and five other states July 1, Ole Miss Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter joined Parrish Alford to discuss his department's plan for their student-athletes. The legislation will permit college athletes to be paid for endorsements, personal appearances and social media posts, setting up the possibility of patchwork rules from coast to coast for thousands of athletes. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Ole Miss sports coverage from Parrish? Join his exclusive Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 And follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford

    JYE+, 6/21/21: Mike Bianco staying in Oxford

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 22:41

    It was announced Sunday night that Mike Bianco's contract is being extended and he's staying put at Ole Miss, despite overtures and an interview with his alma mater LSU. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Ole Miss sports coverage from Parrish? Join his exclusive Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 And follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford

    Around the SEC: Mississippi State wins 3rd straight super regional and Mike Bianco's future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 33:30

    Parrish Alford and Dalton Middleton discuss Mississippi State's latest super regional success, plus what future could look like for Ole Miss and Mike Bianco if he takes the LSU job. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Mississippi State or Ole Miss sports coverage from the Daily Journal? Follow Parrish Alford on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford Or join his exclusive Ole Miss Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 Follow Dalton Middleton on Twitter: twitter.com/dlmiddleton8 Or join his exclusive Mississippi State Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/180386896631211

    Around the SEC: What do Ole Miss and Mississippi State need to do to win Super Regionals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 26:25

    Parrish Alford and Dalton Middleton recap the Starkville Regional and discuss what Ole Miss and Mississippi State both need to do this weekend to win their Super Regional matchups against Arizona and Notre Dame, respectively. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Mississippi State or Ole Miss sports coverage from the Daily Journal? Follow Parrish Alford on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford Or join his exclusive Ole Miss Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 Follow Dalton Middleton on Twitter: twitter.com/dlmiddleton8 Or join his exclusive Mississippi State Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/180386896631211

    JYE+, 6/8/21: Brad Henderson recaps Ole Miss' regional win

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 26:45

    Brad Henderson joins Parrish Alford to breakdown Ole Miss' home regional win, highlighting performances from Tim Elko, Doug Nikhazy and Kevin Graham. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Ole Miss sports coverage from Parrish? Join his exclusive Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 And follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford

    JYE+, 6/3/21: Brad Henderson on holding Doug Nikhazy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 26:10

    Brad Henderson joins Parrish to discuss Mike Bianco holding Doug Nikhazy for game two and who needs to step up in the Oxford Regional. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Ole Miss sports coverage from Parrish? Join his exclusive Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 And follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford

    Around the SEC: Cael Baker is Williams Strong

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 31:40

    Ole Miss slugger Cael Baker joins Parrish and Dalton to discuss a recent fan interaction and his support of a young girl with Williams Syndrome during the SEC Tournament. Parrish and Dalton also preview the Starkville regional. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Mississippi State or Ole Miss sports coverage from the Daily Journal? Follow Parrish Alford on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford Or join his exclusive Ole Miss Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 Follow Dalton Middleton on Twitter: twitter.com/dlmiddleton8 Or join his exclusive Mississippi State Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/180386896631211

    JYE+, 6/1/2021: Brad Henderson previews the Oxford Regional

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 22:26

    Hear Brad Henderson and Parrish Alford's thoughts on Ole Miss' regional draw, as well as the Rebels' improved pitching in Hoover and how that might look going forward in postseason play. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Ole Miss sports coverage from Parrish? Join his exclusive Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 And follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford

    JYE+, 5/24/21: Brad Henderson recaps Ole Miss' series win over Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 23:43

    Brad Henderson and Parrish discuss a handful of topics ahead of the SEC Tournament, which begins Tuesday. They recap Ole Miss' series win over Georgia to close out the regular season, the coaching vacancy at Texas A&M and the Rebels in contention to make All-SEC. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Ole Miss sports coverage from Parrish? Join his exclusive Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 And follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford

    JYE+, 5/20221: Brad Henderson previews Ole Miss-Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 26:03

    Brad Henderson and Parrish Alford breakdown the Ole Miss-Georgia series. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Ole Miss sports coverage from Parrish? Join his exclusive Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 And follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford

    Around the SEC: Post-Spring look at Ole Miss & Mississippi State football

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 27:51

    With spring practice wrapped up for Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Parrish and Dalton discuss the most positions that still need the most improvement for both programs. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Mississippi State or Ole Miss sports coverage from the Daily Journal? Follow Parrish Alford on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford Or join his exclusive Ole Miss Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 Follow Dalton Middleton on Twitter: twitter.com/dlmiddleton8 Or join his exclusive Mississippi State Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/180386896631211

    Around the SEC: Mississippi State still in national seed hunt?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 29:04

    Parrish and Dalton recap Mississippi State's series loss to Missouri, and discuss whether the Bulldogs are still in the hunt to be a top 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament. In the back half of the show, Parrish interviews Marty O'Malley, of L'Arche Mobile, a nonprofit group home for persons with disabilities. Their big fundraiser is a college football preview dinner, and it is set to feature Lane Kiffin, Bryan Harsin, Bret Bielema and Kane Wommack, among others, this year. _________________________ We appreciate our sponsor: The Oxford Park Commission. They can be found at: facebook.com/oxfordparkcommission  instagram.com/oxfordparks/  oxfordparkcommission.com ___________________________ Want more Mississippi State or Ole Miss sports coverage from the Daily Journal? Follow Parrish Alford on Twitter: twitter.com/parrishalford Or join his exclusive Ole Miss Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/2043687672367459 Follow Dalton Middleton on Twitter: twitter.com/dlmiddleton8 Or join his exclusive Mississippi State Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/180386896631211

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