Today's Flames Minute: Thursday
This is your Liberty Flames Minute! Brought to You by Soundz Hearing in Lynchburg, for this Thursday, October 22, 2020, I'm Nick Pierce.
Liberty is now scheduled to play an 11th football game this fall. On Wednesday, UMass was added to Liberty's schedule for Friday, November 27 in Lynchburg. Kickoff will be at 12 Noon. Originally, the Flames and Minutemen were scheduled to meet on November 28 until UMass decided to postpone it's season due to COVID-19 concerns. Since then, UMass has decided to play football and worked out an abbreviated schedule.
In the meantime, the Flames are preparing for their next opponent. 5-0 Liberty will host 1-3 Southern Miss this Saturday at 1 p.m. inside Williams Stadium. It was reported on by the Sun Herald on Wednesday that Southern Miss will be without head coach Scotty Walden, who tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. Defensive coordinator Tim Billings will be the Golden Eagles' acting head coach against the Flames on Saturday.