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Extra Points: Finding Defensive Identity
Two weeks into spring practice, signs are emerging that the Tar Heels in 2014 could stride toward better upholding their leg of the three-pronged stool...

Darius Lipford settles in at ‘Mike'
Heading into his senior season, Darius Lipford is again adjusting to a new position. Initially a 'Sam' (strong-side) linebacker in UNC's 4-3 defense under former...

Lipford, Otis seek impact against GT
Saturday's game against Georgia Tech is going to be a tremendous challenge for North Carolina's defense, but the Tar Heels do have the benefit of...

Turner's Take: Tall Tales of Darius Lipford
Darius Lipford waited a long time for a day like Saturday. It was the day after Christmas 2011 when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament...

GoHeels Spotlight: Norkeithus Otis
While Darius Lipford certainly made his share of impressive plays on the field, Norkeithus Otis quietly had himself a nice game. He finished with five...

Video: Wednesday football post-practice interviews
Larry Fedora along with Norkeithus Otis, Darius Lipford and Jeff Schoettmer spoke about learning from their mistakes against South Carolina and what to expect against...

Lipford’s recovery should boost Tar Heels
Darius Lipford hasn’t played since the 2011 Independence Bowl, when he tore the ACL in his left knee for the first time. The junior from...

Video: Darius Lipford Discusses Return from Injury
North Carolina junior linebacker Darius Lipford and Co-Defensive Coordinator Ron West talk about Lipford's return from injury and learning to play in a faster paced...

Turner's Take: Lipford Runs Again
After nearly two years, Darius Lipford is healthy and back on the football field. The junior linebacker is back in pads, and he's running and...

Darius Lipford is a Freakish Addition
UNC lacked the ideal athletic type to plug into the hybrid Bandit position last season. Nearly 20 months after suffering the first of two left...

UNC keeping injuries a mystery
North Carolina is staying with their trend of keeping injury reports to a bare minimum. In their release Thursday, there were six names listed as...

UNC releases first injury report of season – RB Gio Bernard not listed
North Carolina earlier today released its first injury report of the season. And, as you might expect, it was not all that revealing. The Tar...

LB Darius Lipford Reinjures Knee
North Carolina junior linebacker Darius Lipford reinjured his left ACL during a rehab session last Thursday and will undergo reconstructive surgery that will force him...

Extra Points: Turning The Page
Everett Withers moves on to a job at Ohio State, quarterback Bryn Renner to off-season foot surgery, defenders Donte Paige-Moss and Darius Lipford to knee...

Two More Starters Return
UNC head coach Everett Withers spoke with reporters prior to Thursday’s practice, providing injury updates and touching on linebackers Darius Lipford and Travis Hughes, as...

Darius Lipford Q&A
Darius Lipford planned to take over the starting strongside linebacker spot left by current Dallas Cowboys ‘backer Bruce Carter but a great camp by Ebele...

Tar Heels have big holes at linebacker
There is still an open spot at one outside linebacker position, where sophomore Darius Lipford is battling for the starting job with freshman Travis Hughes,...

ACC team position rankings: Linebackers
4. North Carolina: Kevin Reddick, who led the Tar Heels with 74 tackles last season, returns for his third season as starter. Zach Brown is...

Darius Lipford fighting for starting spot
Throughout North Carolina’s spring season this March and April, rising sophomore outside linebacker Darius Lipford has been battling for a chance to start for the...

Wednesday Football Notebook
With 33 different Tar Heels having missed at least one game due to injury or suspension, the freshman class that was expected to almost entirely...

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