Come Saturday at Soldier Field, Miami fans can expect to see LB Denzel Perryman back against Notre Dame.
Perryman, who suffered a leg injury two weeks ago against Bethune-Cookman, should be ready to go according to head coach Al Golden.
Also, expect to see freshman LB Raphael Kirby make his Miami debut. Kirby suffered a lower leg injury before the start of the season and has been sidelined the first five games.
Miami will need all of the help that they can get in the middle after giving up an unimpressive 664 yards of total offense against North Carolina State. Freshman LB Gionni Paul started in place of Perryman and led the ‘Canes defense with 11 tackles.
Redshirt senior Ben Jones will be out indefinitely against Notre Dame after suffering a foot injury against North Carolina State. It was Jones first collegiate start.
In other news:
- Miami is a 13.5 point underdog going into Soldier Field, per OddsShark. BetOnline also has the ‘Canes as 13.5 point underdogs.
- ESPN has Miami playing in the Russell Athletic Bowl, Dec. 28. Although this prediction is a bit premature, the ‘Canes are slated to play either Louisville or Rutgers. Personally, I would love to see Miami lay a shellacking on Clint Hurtt and the Cardinals.
- DT Curtis Porter will be out indefinitely against Notre Dame. As reported by The Sun Sentinel, Porter will remain out this Saturday with an undisclosed medical issue.
- K Jake Wieclaw is expected to kick on Saturday against the Irish. Wieclaw has missed his last four consecutive field goals dating back to Georgia Tech.