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Gill Provides August Training Camp Update

August 14, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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With a week and a half of practices in the books, Flames Head Football Coach Turner Gill met with the media on Tuesday to discuss his team's preparation for the season.

The Flames held their ninth preseason practice out of 19 August Training Camp workouts on Tuesday, finishing the practice just prior to Noon in the Liberty Indoor Practice Facility.

Following the two and a half hour workout, Gill met with the media for the third time this August and the second since his team started practicing. He recapped his team's progress as their near the midway point of training camp and provided an update on last Thursday's scrimmage.

The Flames will hold five straight morning workouts from 9:20 to 11:45 a.m., this week, in preparation for the team's second full scrimmage of August on Saturday evening. As a reminder, all of Liberty's practices are closed to the general public.

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