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Football Hits the Field in Full Pads on Monday

August 6, 2012
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The sounds around Williams Stadium were more intense on Monday than the previous four football practices with Liberty holding its first practice in full pads during its morning workout.

After completing its NCAA mandated, four-day acclimation period, the Flames hit the turf at Williams Stadium in full gear for the first time around 9:15 a.m., under ideal weather conditions (highs in the 70s and mostly cloudy skies).

Following the practice, head coach Turner Gill spoke with Flames Sports Network (FSN) reporter Alan York, giving insight into his team's development this August and the first practice in full pads.

During the next two days, LibertyFlames.com will continue its positional previews, preparing fans for the upcoming season. On Tuesday, FSN reporter Nick Pierce will talk with offensive line coach Dennis Wagner about his big men up front, followed by an interview with Jamaal Fobbs on Wednesday about Liberty's experienced core of returning running backs.

The Flames will continue to hold morning workouts each day this week from 9:15 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., inside of Williams Stadium. Fans are reminded that Liberty's football practices are closed to the general public, outside of the Flames Fan Fest on Aug. 18.

Season and single-game tickets remain on sale for the 2012 season through the Flames Ticket Office. For more information about tickets, contact the Flames Ticket Office at (434) 582-SEAT (7328) or by email at tickets@liberty.edu.