1. Juwan Wells will lead the Big South in sacks.

As a true freshman, Wells recorded 5 sacks last season including 3 in the final 2 games. With Wells expected to be a major contributor from the beginning of the season, his numbers will increase significantly.

2. Damian King will amass over 1,500 total yards.

KingHe’s so versatile and will see an increased workload in all phases of the game. Whether it’s passing, receiving, rushing, or in the return game, King will become a household name this season.

3. Stephon Masha will be named the Big South’s Offensive Player of the Year.

The offense will be wide open and up-tempo as new offensive coordinator Joe Dailey hopes to run 85 plays a game. With the ball in his hands on every snap, Masha should be able to put up some gaudy numbers.

4. The Flames will win the Big South’s auto bid.

After a 1-year hiatus, Liberty will defeat Charleston Southern in Lynchburg on November 12th to stake claim to the Big South’s automatic bid to the playoffs. It will be the Flames’ 2nd playoff appearance in school history.

10 Numbers to Know

3,855 Career rushing yards gone with the graduations of D.J. Abnar & Des Rice 74 Tackles Nick Newman had in 2015, which led the team 44 Career games started by Josh Woodrum 38 Starts from returning offensive lineman in 2015 25 Consecutive starts by Hunter Winstead...

9 Things to Know About Non-Conference Schedule

1. 2016 marks the first time the Flames have ever played one of the premier teams in Virginia, as Liberty travels to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech. 2. The Hokies will be playing their first game under a head coach not named Frank Beamer in 30 seasons as Justin...

8 things to know about the Big South

1. Presbyterian, who finished 2-9 overall and 1-5 in the Big South last season, returns just one all-conference performer in running back Darrell Bridges. 2. Monmouth, who is in the 3rd year of its 4 year commitment with the league, returns quarterback Cody Williams...

7 Keys for success

1. New Leadership needs to step up Not only did Liberty lose a lot of talent in key positions from last year, but they also lost all 4 team captains. 2. Quarterback can't be a liability Replacing a 4-year starter at any position is a challenging task, but doing so at...

6 Players Poised for a breakout in 2016

1. Stephon Masha The coaching staff is clearly counting on Masha to make a huge leap this season as he has been picked as a captain and a team representative for media day. Much of the team’s success will fall on his shoulders. 2. Todd Macon In the time Macon has...

5 positions to watch during camp

With fall practice beginning one week from today, here's a look at 5 positions to watch. 1. Quarterback Stephon Masha was named the starting quarterback at the end of the spring, but that was before Buckshot Calvert arrived on the scene. While Stephon is still likely...

4 Bold Predictions for the 2016 Season

1. Juwan Wells will lead the Big South in sacks. As a true freshman, Wells recorded 5 sacks last season including 3 in the final 2 games. With Wells expected to be a major contributor from the beginning of the season, his numbers will increase significantly. 2. Damian...

3 Reasons 2016 is the most important season at LU for Gill

1. No more room for error. Losing to Monmouth AND Gardner-Webb in the same season is unacceptable. If something similar happens this season, there will be significant changes made within the football program. 2. No more excuses for not winning Big South auto-bid. With...

2 Ways to get into the playoffs

Here are the 2 most likely scenarios for the Flames to get into the playoffs in 2016: 1. Win the Big South auto-bid. It’s pretty simple, but has been difficult for Liberty to accomplish. Take care of business in the Big South and the Flames will be dancing. This...