Cameron Whigham might be the only returning senior starter in the country to lose his job to a true freshman.
He’s without a doubt the only returning starter who’s had to try and hold off the No. 1 recruit in the country.
Freshman Robert Nkemdiche will start for Ole Miss against Vanderbilt, but Whigham is expected to play a great deal, particularly since he can play either end spot.
From the Mother Ship today, Whigham’s new role
Whigham is known more as a run stopper, which is the less glamorous side of defensive end play.
One of the things he’s best known for also — at least among the beat writers — is the enthusiasm with which former coach Houston Nutt would pronounce his name. Text really doesn’t do it justice, and I don’t have an old audio clip handy.