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Darius Lipford Update

Posted: 7/10/2014 8:40 PM

Darius Lipford Update 


As noted previously, UNC rising senior LB Darius Lipford entered his name into this this year's Supplemental Draft and went unselected earlier today. Sources close to IC have learned that Lipford will be heading to San Francisco on Monday and plans to sign with the 49ers. We will have more details coming in the next day.

Last edited 7/15/2014 11:55 AM by ICAdmin

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Posted: 7/11/2014 8:48 AM

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Sorry we won't see him playing for the Heels this season but best wishes in the NFL.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 9:53 AM

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huh??? Did he play at UNC?
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Posted: 7/11/2014 10:31 AM

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Agreed. Kid has great upside; hope he realizes it.


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Sorry we won't see him playing for the Heels this season but best wishes in the NFL.

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Posted: 7/11/2014 7:25 PM

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Hey Bizutch after reading your comment, I will do my best to be tactful. Maybe it would be helpful to "walk a mile in someone's moccasins" before making such a comment. If you care to review Darius Lipford's career at UNC, you will see that it has been filled with adversity that he has overcome. As a true freshman, he supported the decision to burn his red-shirt to play on special teams and provide some much needed depth to our LB corp. His sophomore year was filled with several nagging injuries that limited his field time. However, he maintained a positive attitude and through it. Playing for an interim coach at a different position, things were looking promising only to be cut short by an ACL injury. Once again, Lipford kept a good attitude and rehabbed diligently to get back on the field. Unfortunately, he re-tore his ACL graft necessitating a second ACL reconstruction and keeping him off the field another year. Most kids would have given up football after a year and half of surgeries and recovery. Lipford obviously didn't, but came back again at a third position, bandit( and yes contributing to a new defensive scheme that struggled early in the season ). This year the coaching staff elected to move him back to MLB to provide more athleticism. Fedora and staff had nothing but praise for Lipford this Spring. Granted it is his responsibility to take care of his academic responsibilities. I am confident that Darius will overcome this short coming as he has in the past with determination and a positive attitude. Kids like him don't deserve to be ridiculed on IC forum. Best of luck with your future endeavors Darius. Appreciate how you have represented the university, the football team and your family. Continue to believe in yourself and pursue both your education and football careers.
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Posted: 7/12/2014 12:29 AM

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Nice comments oldschool. And nice to see comments from an adult every once in awhile. Not everyone has to show their ass for attention.

Best of luck Darius in everything you pursue.
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Posted: 7/12/2014 12:56 AM

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Great post.


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Hey Bizutch after reading your comment, I will do my best to be tactful. Maybe it would be helpful to "walk a mile in someone's moccasins" before making such a comment. If you care to review Darius Lipford's career at UNC, you will see that it has been filled with adversity that he has overcome. As a true freshman, he supported the decision to burn his red-shirt to play on special teams and provide some much needed depth to our LB corp. His sophomore year was filled with several nagging injuries that limited his field time. However, he maintained a positive attitude and through it. Playing for an interim coach at a different position, things were looking promising only to be cut short by an ACL injury. Once again, Lipford kept a good attitude and rehabbed diligently to get back on the field. Unfortunately, he re-tore his ACL graft necessitating a second ACL reconstruction and keeping him off the field another year. Most kids would have given up football after a year and half of surgeries and recovery. Lipford obviously didn't, but came back again at a third position, bandit( and yes contributing to a new defensive scheme that struggled early in the season ). This year the coaching staff elected to move him back to MLB to provide more athleticism. Fedora and staff had nothing but praise for Lipford this Spring. Granted it is his responsibility to take care of his academic responsibilities. I am confident that Darius will overcome this short coming as he has in the past with determination and a positive attitude. Kids like him don't deserve to be ridiculed on IC forum. Best of luck with your future endeavors Darius. Appreciate how you have represented the university, the football team and your family. Continue to believe in yourself and pursue both your education and football careers.

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Posted: 7/12/2014 4:22 AM

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Well said, and we will see him playing on Sundays.

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Hey Bizutch after reading your comment, I will do my best to be tactful. Maybe it would be helpful to "walk a mile in someone's moccasins" before making such a comment. If you care to review Darius Lipford's career at UNC, you will see that it has been filled with adversity that he has overcome. As a true freshman, he supported the decision to burn his red-shirt to play on special teams and provide some much needed depth to our LB corp. His sophomore year was filled with several nagging injuries that limited his field time. However, he maintained a positive attitude and through it. Playing for an interim coach at a different position, things were looking promising only to be cut short by an ACL injury. Once again, Lipford kept a good attitude and rehabbed diligently to get back on the field. Unfortunately, he re-tore his ACL graft necessitating a second ACL reconstruction and keeping him off the field another year. Most kids would have given up football after a year and half of surgeries and recovery. Lipford obviously didn't, but came back again at a third position, bandit( and yes contributing to a new defensive scheme that struggled early in the season ). This year the coaching staff elected to move him back to MLB to provide more athleticism. Fedora and staff had nothing but praise for Lipford this Spring. Granted it is his responsibility to take care of his academic responsibilities. I am confident that Darius will overcome this short coming as he has in the past with determination and a positive attitude. Kids like him don't deserve to be ridiculed on IC forum. Best of luck with your future endeavors Darius. Appreciate how you have represented the university, the football team and your family. Continue to believe in yourself and pursue both your education and football careers.

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Posted: 7/12/2014 11:50 AM

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Best of luck, Darius.

We will definitely miss him this year.
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Posted: 7/12/2014 2:57 PM

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--- oldschoolheel wrote:

Hey Bizutch after reading your comment, I will do my best to be tactful. Maybe it would be helpful to "walk a mile in someone's moccasins" before making such a comment. If you care to review Darius Lipford's career at UNC, you will see that it has been filled with adversity that he has overcome. As a true freshman, he supported the decision to burn his red-shirt to play on special teams and provide some much needed depth to our LB corp. His sophomore year was filled with several nagging injuries that limited his field time. However, he maintained a positive attitude and through it. Playing for an interim coach at a different position, things were looking promising only to be cut short by an ACL injury. Once again, Lipford kept a good attitude and rehabbed diligently to get back on the field. Unfortunately, he re-tore his ACL graft necessitating a second ACL reconstruction and keeping him off the field another year. Most kids would have given up football after a year and half of surgeries and recovery. Lipford obviously didn't, but came back again at a third position, bandit( and yes contributing to a new defensive scheme that struggled early in the season ). This year the coaching staff elected to move him back to MLB to provide more athleticism. Fedora and staff had nothing but praise for Lipford this Spring. Granted it is his responsibility to take care of his academic responsibilities. I am confident that Darius will overcome this short coming as he has in the past with determination and a positive attitude. Kids like him don't deserve to be ridiculed on IC forum. Best of luck with your future endeavors Darius. Appreciate how you have represented the university, the football team and your family. Continue to believe in yourself and pursue both your education and football careers.

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Agreed. Classy post, oldschool.
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  • heelsm108
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Posted: 7/13/2014 3:40 PM

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I wish him the best. He and Otis created quite a bit of havoc in the pass rush late in the season, I was certainly hoping to see more of that this fall.
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Posted: 7/14/2014 4:32 AM

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I cast a "yes" vote for the absolutely great post of oldschoolheel. Factual stops skeptics and doubters every time! It also acts as a construction crew for the individual, instead of a wrecking crew.
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Posted: 7/15/2014 6:55 AM

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He did play through a lot of injuries. I was looking forward to seeing him play this season, but that will not happen. If you don't take care of your responsibilities in the classroom you don't play - simple as that, which is very disappointing.
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Posted: 7/15/2014 1:27 PM

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--- oldschoolheel wrote:

Hey Bizutch after reading your comment, I will do my best to be tactful. Maybe it would be helpful to "walk a mile in someone's moccasins" before making such a comment. If you care to review Darius Lipford's career at UNC, you will see that it has been filled with adversity that he has overcome. As a true freshman, he supported the decision to burn his red-shirt to play on special teams and provide some much needed depth to our LB corp. His sophomore year was filled with several nagging injuries that limited his field time. However, he maintained a positive attitude and through it. Playing for an interim coach at a different position, things were looking promising only to be cut short by an ACL injury. Once again, Lipford kept a good attitude and rehabbed diligently to get back on the field. Unfortunately, he re-tore his ACL graft necessitating a second ACL reconstruction and keeping him off the field another year. Most kids would have given up football after a year and half of surgeries and recovery. Lipford obviously didn't, but came back again at a third position, bandit( and yes contributing to a new defensive scheme that struggled early in the season ). This year the coaching staff elected to move him back to MLB to provide more athleticism. Fedora and staff had nothing but praise for Lipford this Spring. Granted it is his responsibility to take care of his academic responsibilities. I am confident that Darius will overcome this short coming as he has in the past with determination and a positive attitude. Kids like him don't deserve to be ridiculed on IC forum. Best of luck with your future endeavors Darius. Appreciate how you have represented the university, the football team and your family. Continue to believe in yourself and pursue both your education and football careers.

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Nice.
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Posted: 7/16/2014 7:37 AM

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I hate it when good athletes leave UNC early, hate it, not hating them mind you, but selfishly for my own enjoyment and entertainment I want everyone that can help our teams to win to stay as long as they possibly can. my greatest joy watching sports comes from watching UNC teams compete and win. oh well, I sincerely wish him well, but wish he were here as every strong link adds to the strength of the chain. go TAR HEELS!
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Posted: 7/19/2014 2:59 PM

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Concur 100%


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I hate it when good athletes leave UNC early, hate it, not hating them mind you, but selfishly for my own enjoyment and entertainment I want everyone that can help our teams to win to stay as long as they possibly can. my greatest joy watching sports comes from watching UNC teams compete and win. oh well, I sincerely wish him well, but wish he were here as every strong link adds to the strength of the chain. go TAR HEELS!

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Posted: 7/19/2014 8:09 PM

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Not many have ever walked in the shoes of a D1 athlete. Thanks for setting the record straight.
Wishing Darius all the best in San Francisco.
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Posted: 7/20/2014 1:45 PM

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Keep working hard to achieve your NFL goal, but make sure you come back and get that paper.

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--- oldschoolheel wrote:

Hey Bizutch after reading your comment, I will do my best to be tactful. Maybe it would be helpful to "walk a mile in someone's moccasins" before making such a comment. If you care to review Darius Lipford's career at UNC, you will see that it has been filled with adversity that he has overcome. As a true freshman, he supported the decision to burn his red-shirt to play on special teams and provide some much needed depth to our LB corp. His sophomore year was filled with several nagging injuries that limited his field time. However, he maintained a positive attitude and through it. Playing for an interim coach at a different position, things were looking promising only to be cut short by an ACL injury. Once again, Lipford kept a good attitude and rehabbed diligently to get back on the field. Unfortunately, he re-tore his ACL graft necessitating a second ACL reconstruction and keeping him off the field another year. Most kids would have given up football after a year and half of surgeries and recovery. Lipford obviously didn't, but came back again at a third position, bandit( and yes contributing to a new defensive scheme that struggled early in the season ). This year the coaching staff elected to move him back to MLB to provide more athleticism. Fedora and staff had nothing but praise for Lipford this Spring. Granted it is his responsibility to take care of his academic responsibilities. I am confident that Darius will overcome this short coming as he has in the past with determination and a positive attitude. Kids like him don't deserve to be ridiculed on IC forum. Best of luck with your future endeavors Darius. Appreciate how you have represented the university, the football team and your family. Continue to believe in yourself and pursue both your education and football careers.

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Posted: 7/21/2014 1:49 PM

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--- KraftyHeel89 wrote:

Nice comments oldschool. And nice to see comments from an adult every once in awhile. Not everyone has to show their ass for attention.

Best of luck Darius in everything you pursue.

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what he said
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