LU football opens fall practice
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - LU Football opened preseason training camp Tuesday morning.
First official practice for the Flames who'll work in just helmets the first two days, then two more practices in half pads Thursday and Friday.
Liberty will have its first practice in full pads on Saturday.
Head coach Turner Gill is back for his sixth season guiding the Flames. Stephen "Buckshot" Calvert, who threw for more than 19-hundred yards as a freshman, returns for his second season.
He'll have some firepower in the backfield with local standouts, redshirt sophomore Frankie Hickson out of Heritage and redshirt senior Carrington Mosley out of L.C.A.
Redshirt junior B.J. Farrow returns as one of LU's receiving weapons.
Turner Gill, SIXTH-YEAR LIBERTY HEAD COACH, said "First day, great thing I like about it is I got a chance to see all my sons again, that's kind of the way I see 'em, they're all my sons. We've got 93, 95 guys that are here today and we look forward to continuing to get better. We've got a long way to go but I feel good about this team as we move forward."
Stephen "Buckshot" Calvert, FLAMES SOPHOMORE QUARTERBACK, said "Just coming in with my receivers and just working on timing and getting on which receiver will end up where. You know everybody has their different speed and mobility."
Frankie Hickson, FLAMES R-SOPHOMORE RUNNING BACK (HERITAGE), said "I feel like it could be a breakout season for the entire team. They don't know how hard we've worked. No opponent that we face can beat us if we put our mind to it, we put our heart and soul into it."