Author: Evan Nester

2017 Opponent Preview: Gardner-Webb

Week 9: October 28th @ Gardner-Webb Head Coach: Carroll McCray 2016 Record: 5-6 Gardner-Webb has given Liberty quite a bit of trouble the past two seasons. In 2015, we saw the Flames painfully fall by double digits to the Runnin’ Bulldogs and it took a blocked field goal in overtime for Liberty to avoid the upset last year. With the coming FBS move, this is a developing theme that the Flames will look to put to sleep. But before this, they will have to get through Gardner-Webb’s 19 returning starters and their plans to sit atop the Big South...

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2017 Opponent Preview: Monmouth

Week 8: October 21st @ Monmouth Head Coach: Kevin Callahan 2016 Record: 4-7 Last season was a difficult one for the Hawks. Due to stadium construction, they sacrificed most of their home games while traveling a tiresome EIGHT times out of West Long Branch. Ironically, Monmouth is nowhere near the geographical location of the Big South Conference which meant they traveled to Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina twice (we will throw Coastal Carolina in there) over the course of their last five games. It is no surprise they went 0-5 to close the season. But 2017 looks to be...

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2017 Opponent Preview: Kennesaw State

With the first half of the season covered, it is time to look at conference play. Week 7: October 14th vs Kennesaw State Head Coach: Brian Bohannon 2016 Record: 8-3 When Coastal Carolina moved to the Sun Belt, the Flames started taking applications for a new rival. While it could be assumed that Charleston Southern would naturally fall into that position, a newcomer has been lobbying for the position in the last two years. Kennesaw State has sought to set the tone when they play against the Flames, both on and off the field. When the Owls aren’t jabbing...

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2017 Opponent Preview: Saint Francis

We have reached the 5th non-conference game of Liberty’s 2017 schedule. Week 5-September 30th: VS. Saint Francis Head Coach: Chris Villarrial 2016 Record: 7-5 To close out the month of September, the Saint Francis Red Flash will make the trip from Pennsylvania to Lynchburg with the hopes of taking down the Flames. SFU is apart of the Northeast Conference, a mid to low-level conference within the FCS. Liberty has grown to recognize members of the NEC as they have met with both Bryant and Robert Morris in recent years and will welcome Duquesne later this season. Last year the Red Flash...

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2017 Opponent Preview: Jacksonville State Special Q&A W/ Chris Allen Brown

For this week’s preview, we are joined by a special guest. Last year I met Chris Allen Brown through Twitter as we were both preparing for the first of a home-away agreement between Jacksonville State and the Flames. To take a break from the routine, I asked Chris if he would join us for a brief question and answer session. He eagerly accepted the offer. First off, tell our readers a little about yourself, Chris: Uh … let’s see here … my name is Chris Allen Brown and I spend more time than I should on Twitter, follow me...

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