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Football Media Day and Training Camp Information

July 31, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Football Media Day and Training Camp Information

Liberty will officially begin preparation for the 2018 season, its first at the FBS level, on Saturday when football holds its first preseason training camp practice. Liberty will hold its annual Football Media Day on Friday prior to the beginning of training camp.

Liberty's football players are returning to campus on Friday and seventh-year head coach Turner Gill will welcome the media prior to hold his team's first practice of the season.

The Flames Football Media Day event will be held in the Media Room of the Liberty Indoor Practice Facility (IPF) from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.

Coach Gill will address the media from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m., followed by Offensive Coordinator Joe Dailey (1:25 to 1:35 p.m.) and Defensive Coordinator Robert Wimberly (1:35 to 1:45 p.m.).

A panel of select offensive and defensive players will close out Football Media Day from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. The team will wrap up Football Media Day when they take their annual team photo around 3:30 p.m. inside of Williams Stadium.

Following Football Media Day, Gill will open training camp on Saturday morning at 9:20 a.m. with the Flames hold their first of 19 preseason practice sessions.

In keeping with the NCAA's acclimation period policies, the Flames will hold two practice sessions in just helmets (Aug. 4-5) and two more practices in half pads (Aug. 6-7). Liberty will have its first practice of the year in full pads on Wednesday, August 8.

All Liberty University football practice sessions are closed to the general public and the media, unless otherwise indicated by the Athletics Communications office.

Liberty Athletics will hosts its annual Flames Football Fan Fest on Aug. 11, which will include a player autograph session following the 6 p.m. scrimmage. The event is free of charge and open to the general public and the media.

Liberty's football practice viewing policy includes all practices held in Williams Stadium, as well as those held inside the Liberty Indoor Practice Facility (IPF) and its outside practice field.

Video and still photography will be allowed only during the first 15 minutes of each of Liberty's weekday workout sessions. No photography of any kind will be allowed following the stretching period of the team's daily practices.

Media outlets planning on attending any training camp practices should contact the Athletics Communications office at least 24 hours in advance with interview requests and which practices they plan to attend.

Gill, his assistant coaches and players will be available after the following August training camp workouts: Aug. 8, 14, 17, 21 and 24.

Liberty will resume its normal weekly media availability starting the final week of August leading up to the Flames' opener against Old Dominion on Sept. 1. Gill will hold his first weekly press conference of the season on Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m., in the Media Room of the Liberty Indoor Practice Facility (IPF).

Liberty Football 2018 August Training Camp Schedule
Fri., Aug. 3 – Football Media Day: 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
• 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. – Head Coach Turner Gill
• 1:25 to 1:35 p.m. – Offensive Coordinator Joe Dailey
• 1:35 to 1:45 p.m. – Defensive Coordinator Robert Wimberly
• 1:45 to 2:00 p.m. – Offensive Players (Stephen Calvert, Dontae Duff, Antonio Gandy-Golden and James Passmore)
• 2:00 to 2:15 p.m. – Defensive Players (David King, Jeremy Peters and Juwan Wells
Sat., Aug. 4 – Practice #1 (Helmets): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Sun., Aug. 5 – Practice #2 (Helmets): 9:55 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 6 – Practice #3 (Half Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Tues., Aug. 7 – Practice #4 (Half Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 8 – Practice #5 (Full Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. *
Thurs., Aug. 9 – Practice #6 (Full Pads): 12:30 p.m.v2:30 p.m.                
Fri., Aug. 10 – Players' Day Off
Sat., Aug. 11 – Practice #7 (Half Pads): 5:50 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. (Flames Fan Fest)

Sun., Aug. 12 – Players' Day Off
Mon., Aug. 13 – Practice #8 (Full Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Tues., Aug. 14 – Practice #9 (Full Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. *
Wed., Aug. 15 – Practice #10 (Full Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Thurs., Aug. 16 – Practice #11 (Full Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 17 – Practice #12 (Half Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. *
Sat., Aug. 18 – Practice #13 (Full Pads): 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.              

Sun., Aug. 19 – Players' Day Off
Mon., Aug. 20 – Practice #14 (Full Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Tues., Aug. 21 – Practice #15 (Full Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. *
Wed., Aug. 22 – Practice #16 (Spiders): 9:20 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thurs., Aug. 23 – Practice #17 (Full Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.        
Fri., Aug. 24 – Practice #18 (Half Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. *
Sat., Aug. 25 – Practice #19 (Full Pads): 9:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

* - Coach Gill, Assistant Coaches and Players available for media interviews following these select practices