Just in time for Miami's game against Notre Dame on Saturday, the Hurricanes will be getting back middle linebacker Denzel Perryman. The sophomore was out for two weeks with a leg injury.
The defense is coming off one of the worst performances in school history. Miami's 44-37 victory Saturday over North Carolina State was marred by the 664 yards the Hurricanes gave up. It was the second-highest total the defense has allowed in school history.
In his first three games of 2012, Perryman had 16 tackles and an interception. As a freshman he had 69 tackles and a sack.
Kirby is a four-star recruit, according to Rivals, and has been compared to Lance Briggs. However, he missed the first five games with a lower-leg injury.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago.
This story originally appeared on SB Nation.