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Gill Updates Media on Prep Work for 1st FBS Season

August 8, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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With five full practices now behind his team, Flames Head Football Coach Turner Gill met with the media on Wednesday to discuss his team's preparation for the season.

For the fifth day in a row, the Flames held an early morning workout on Wednesday and practiced in full pads for the first time this season.

During his media session, Gill spoke about the process of his team and announced two coaching staff position changes. Gill has promoted Defensive Coordinator Robert Wimberly to Associate Head Coach and has moved Aaron Wilkins from the defensive line to overseeing Liberty's SPUR position.

The Flames will hold their first full scrimmage of training camp on Thursday afternoon before getting their first day off during August on Friday. will continue to provide in-depth coverage into the team's preparation throughout the month, leading up to Liberty's season-opener against Old Dominion on Sept. 1 at the newly renovated Williams Stadium.

Fans will have their first chance to see Liberty's 2018 squad on Saturday, Aug. 11, when Liberty holds its annual Flames Fan Fest event. Click here for more information about the scrimmage and autographic session.

Rise With Us: The Process

On Feb. 16, 2017, the NCAA approved Liberty's waiver request to begin the two-year FBS reclassification process. Liberty completed its final season as a FCS program in 2017, playing as a member of the Big South Conference.

The Flames will host their first FBS home game against Old Dominion on Sept. 1, the first of four FBS teams to visit Williams Stadium in 2018 to meet the FBS reclassification criteria. The 2018 home schedule also features FBS matchups against North Texas (Sept. 22), Troy (Oct. 13) and New Mexico State (Nov. 24).

In the event that Liberty is invited to the AutoNation Cure Bowl, Flames Club members will have priority for tickets and other associated events and privileges.

Fans can support Liberty Football by joining the Flames Club, which exists to underwrite Liberty Athletics' three-fold mission to train Champions for Christ, provide a world-class student-athlete experience and achieve victory with integrity.

Flames Club membership starts at just $60 and members can enjoy preferred parking, seating and pregame hospitality benefits, based upon membership level. For more information about the Flames Club, please call 434-582-CLUB (2582) or email

For more information about becoming a football season ticket holder, please contact the Flames Ticket Office at (434) 582-SEAT (7328) or