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.
Perryman won't be the only linebacker back on Saturday, according to the Sun Sentinel. Freshman Raphael Kirby will make his college debut.
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.