Injured Miami LB Raphael Kirby predicts ACC Coastal title

The Miami Hurricanes are sitting at 4-2 this season and are currently fourth in the ACC Coastal division. That doesn’t make things look too promising for their chances to end up winning the conference.

Players seem to think otherwise, however.

Raphael Kirby is a senior linebacker who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to injury, but he took to his personal Twitter account to predict that his team would win the ACC Coastal.

Gonna miss this, I love my team! I expect great things! Coastal is ours #believe pic.twitter.com/G4EyM8RaR4

— Raphael Kirby (@killaXkirb) October 18, 2015

That is certainly a bold statement from Kirby, but there is no denying the talent that the Hurricanes have on their roster this season. If they could begin playing to their full potential, there would be a decent chance that they could make the comeback from fourth to first.

Kirby’s injury is going to be a major loss for the Miami defense as well. He finished his 2015 season with 44 tackles and was a major leader for the Hurricanes. They will need other players to step up and help replace him, but no one will fully be able to replace the leadership that he brought to the field.

Despite that fact, the Hurricanes can make a run at getting back into contention for the conference title and a decent bowl game.

Al Golden has to figure out how to fix the struggles that his team is having. He has been a disappointment since taking over the Hurricanes’ coaching job and there are quite a few that want him fired following the season.

This is the definition of the “hot seat” for Golden, but coming back to win the ACC Coastal might just save him his job.

All of that being said, it will be an interesting remainder of the season and the Hurricanes have to play nearly perfect football to have any chance at coming back to win the conference.

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