Entering the team's final few days of August Training Camp, head coach Turner Gill took time to meet with the media on Friday to discuss his team's preparation for the season.
The Flames held the third and final scrimmage of training camp on Thursday. The morning workout saw Liberty finish with six or seven touchdowns according to Gill; however, the Flames' defensive units caught the eye of the seven-year head coach with two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Gill said the Flames focused on situational football during the scrimmage – four-minute and two-minute drills, short-yardage plays, goal line plays and two-point plays.
Following a light workout on Sunday and a day off for the first day of classes on Monday, the Flames will officially enter game week with preparation beginning for their season opener against Old Dominion on Sept. 1.
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 FlamesClub@liberty.edu.
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