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Football is Finally Back on the Field

August 7, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Flames did something on Friday morning they have not done in 147 days: practice as an entire team in preparation for the approaching 2020 football season.

Liberty's last team practice was held on March 13 just hours prior to the collegiate and professional sports worlds started to shut down their seasons over concerns related the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Liberty's football players returned to campus in June to begin voluntary workouts and followed the NCAA's return to campus protocols that allowed additional activities during the middle of July. However, today was the first time Flames' Head Coach Hugh Freeze's team held a full practice in nearly five months.

The workout began at 8:30 a.m. inside the Liberty Indoor Football Practice facility and lasted around 90 minutes. Because the Flames are anticipating a Sept. 12 start date to their 2020 season per comments from Freeze, Liberty plans to spread out its practice during the NCAA's mandatory Acclimation Period with full training camp practices set to begin on Monday, Aug. 17.

Following the 90-minute workout, Freeze held a virtual video press conference with the Flames' local and regional media outlets. A full archive of his press conference is available below.

The Flames will have the weekend off before they return to practice on Monday afternoon for the second workout of August Training Camp.

Be sure to continue to check back on LibertyFlames.com and on the Liberty Football social media accounts for more August Training Camp coverage.