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Gill Reflects on Second Training Camp Scrimmage

August 21, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Entering the team's final week of preseason August Training Camp, head coach Turner Gill took time to meet with the media on Tuesday to discuss his team's preparation for the season.

During the media session, Gill recapped the Flames' second scrimmage of training camp, which took place last Saturday night. Gill said the team ran between 60 to 65 plays during the evening workout.

Gill spoke about the success of the Flames' defensive units, which limited Liberty's offense to converting on 4-of-14 third-down plays, blocked a field goal and had two interceptions. According to Gill, Liberty's offensive highlights came from the running back group that is now five or six players deep.

The Flames wrap up August Training Camp this week with six consecutive morning workouts, including a scrimmage on Thursday morning. Following a light workout on Sunday and a day off for the first day of classes on Monday, the Flames will enter game week next Tuesday in preparation for their season opener against Old Dominion on Sept. 1.

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