Liberty kicked off its inaugural season at the FBS level, Friday afternoon, when the Flames held their Football Media Day events inside the Media Room of the Liberty Indoor Practice Facility.
Head Coach Turner Gill, Offensive Coordinator Joe Dailey, Defensive Coordinator Robert Wimberly and several players spoke with the gathered media at the 90-minute event. Over the next several days, LibertyFlames.com will release portions of the press conference, continuing today with remarks offensive linemen Dontae Duff, James Passmore, wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden and quarterback Stephen Calvert.
The Flames held their third practice of training camp, Monday, one of the team's 19 workouts during August Training Camp. Liberty practiced in half pads today and will hold its first workout in full pads on Wednesday.
LibertyFlames.com 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 FlamesClub@liberty.edu.
For more information about becoming a football season ticket holder, please contact the Flames Ticket Office at (434) 582-SEAT (7328) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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