UNC touchdown against Miami should have been disallowed

Published Oct. 18, 2016

CORAL GABLES — Replay officials on-site and in the Atlantic Coast Conference's office were not shown an angle that likely would have overturned a North Carolina touchdown in Saturday's game against Miami.

The first-quarter touchdown catch by North Carolina's Austin Proehl gave the Tar Heels a 10-0 lead on the way to what became a 20-13 victory.

"The feed that proved that that should not have been a touchdown wasn't given to the league office," Miami coach Mark Richt said Tuesday.

An ACC spokesman confirmed that replay officials were not shown the angle that would have provided a view of the ball bouncing off Proehl's chest. The angle was shown on the ESPN broadcast when the first quarter ended, long after the review was completed.

Richt asked the ACC for clarity about the call, after the Hurricanes thought replays suggested Proehl was still juggling the ball when he was hit by Miami linebacker Shaquille Quarterman and stepped out of the back of the end zone.

Quarterman said Tuesday that he saw Proehl juggle the ball.

"Yes sir, I did, I did," he said. "I saw it get juggled the first time and I didn't think his foot was in, so when the ref said his foot was in … I'm just a player. I had nothing to do with the ref's calls and things like that."

EX-COACH SUED: A lawsuit accuses former Auburn coach Pat Dye of causing a crash and refusing to let the other driver leave. The suit filed in Macon County, Ga., says Dye collided with a vehicle driven by Jimmie Lee McCoy Sr., who was hurt. The suit claims Dye and another man took McCoy to Dye's home and wouldn't let him leave.

MINNESOTA: Quarterback Mitch Leidner is still working his way back from a concussion, and coach Tracy Claeys said Conor Rhoda will likely start Saturday.

STANFORD: Running back Christian McCaffrey, out since Oct. 8 with an undisclosed injury, is feeling better, and coach David Shaw said he is hopeful he will play Saturday.

TENNESSEE: Linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin had season-ending shoulder surgery, and defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie also will miss the rest of the season for the No. 18 Vols with a torn pectoral muscle.