When highly-regarded recruit Robert Nkemdiche joined his brother Denzel at Mississippi, the two had plans of forming the core of the Rebels' defense.
Because of injuries, that hasn't happened yet.
But both are expected to be on the field Saturday, when Ole Miss (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) hosts Arkansas (3-6, 0-5) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Robert Nkemdiche was one of the nation's premier recruits and has already had an impact on the Rebels' defensive line. The 6-foot-5, 294-pound true freshman has 15 tackles this season, including four for a loss, despite missing the past two games with a hamstring injury.
Denzel Nkemdiche injured his knee in the season opener and hasn't been fully healthy since. The 5-foot-11, 207-pound sophomore has 26 tackles in five games.