Liberty will kickoff the 2021 season against Campbell in 47 days and the expectations surrounding the program are higher than they have ever been.
Hugh Freeze enters his third season as Liberty’s head coach and returns nearly every contributor from last year’s team that finished 10-1 and ranked No. 17 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Despite returning so many contributors, there are still many questions surrounding the program. Fall camp will provide insight into many of these when it gets underway.
1. Can Malik Willis be even better than he was in 2020?
2. How does Utah transfer running back TJ Green fit into the offense?
3. Can receiver Jaivian Lofton make an impact in 2021?
4. How does defensive line coach Josh Aldridge manage depth on the defensive line?
5. Will Liberty be impacted by COVID?
6. How do the new transfer corners, Duron Lowe and Daijahn Anthony, impact that room?
7. Can kicker Alex Barbir continue to show improvement, particularly mid-range distance?
8. When does freshman defensive end Khristian Zachary make his first impact?
9. Does someone stand out as the backup quarterback?
10. Will transfer quarterback Kaidon Salter play this season?
11. How does Salter fit into his new team?
12. How good is Durrell Johnson?
13. Who will start at left guard, Damian Bounds or Jacob Bodden?
14. Will we see any new uniforms this season?
5. How does the safety room break down?
16. Who starts alongside Javon Scruggs?
17. Is Skyler Thomas a huge upgrade at safety?
18. How much drama surrounds the Liberty-Ole Miss game?
19. Who will lead Liberty in sacks?
20. How big of an impact will wide receiver JJ Holloman make?
21. Will Liberty fans miss linebacker Anthony Butler?
22. Can defensive end TreShaun Clark take the next step?
23. Is CJ Daniels able to make an impact at outside receiver?
24. Will Rashaad Harding help ease the loss of Anthony Butler at linebacker?
25. Will true freshman Ahmad Walker break into the rotation at linebacker?
26. What kind of an impact will corner Jimmy Faulks make this season?
27. Will Kaci Seegars fit in at defensive end or linebacker this fall?
28. Can Joshua Mack surpass 1,000 rushing yards this season?
29. How many all-purpose yards will Shedro Louis finish with?
30. Will there be a sellout crowd at Williams Stadium this year?
31. Will JUCO transfer tight end Stetson Moore make a big impact this season?
32. Will Malik Willis be a serious contender for the Heisman Trophy?
33. How many one score games will Liberty have this season?
34. Will Louisiana enter the game against the Flames ranked in the top 25?
35. How many top 25 teams will Liberty face this year?
36. Which opponent will be the best Liberty plays this season?
37. How many true freshman will burn their redshirt?
38. Can Javon Scruggs lead the team in tackles?
39. How does Coach Freeze juggle all the reps between the slot receivers?
40. Will the Flames finally crack the CFP Top 25?
41. Will Liberty begin the season ranked in the top 25?
42. How many ankles (defenders) does Demario Douglas break this year?
43. How will new safeties coach Jack Curtis blend in with the coaching staff?
44. Will defensive end Aakil Washington take a huge leap this year?
45. How will Liberty (and everyone else) adjust to playing in front of a full stadium for the first time in a year, including freshmen and sophomore class who have never played in front of 30,000+.
46. Can the Flames win double digit games against this season?
47. Where should we be planning to visit during bowl season?