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Tar Heels News 10/14/16: Miami game is a must-win for UNC to return to championship

Last second wins concealed mistakes; UNC-Miami a must-win for both sides

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WRAL Sports Fan | Caulton Tudor: Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya returned to practice after undergoing concussion tests and trying to nurse an injured shoulder. Getting Kaaya back makes the Hurricanes the favorites heading into the game, but can they protect the fragile quarterback on Saturday?

Tar Heel Illustrated | Andrew Jones: Offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic said it best when he said that UNC put themselves in a position for this game to be must-win for the Heels. Losing to Virginia Tech at home made the Miami game carry more importance than it might have otherwise. Lose to Miami and hopes for a return to the ACC Championship game feel far away. | Turner Walston: The wins over Pitt and Florida State were thrilling, but the final score also masked a lot of mistakes that led to those exciting final seconds of play. The loss to Virginia Tech proved that the Heels cannot simply show up and come away with a win.

Carolina Blue | Ross Martin: Carolina recruit P.J. Washington has narrowed his schools down to three with Carolina being one of them, according to his father. Arizona and Kentucky are the other schools left in the running. Washington made his official visit to Chapel Hill last month and is expected to finish his visit tour with a visit to Arizona next week.