The news broke last night that LU AD Jeff Barber has been in discussions with the Sun Belt, and that Liberty is a candidate for membership.  Now, this may not come as news to many of us, but it is the first public acknowledgement from Liberty regarding possible membership.  Flames Nation sources confirmed Barber’s comments, and this morning we got further confirmation from the Sun Belt Commissioner himself.  While not giving up much of anything, Benson told Flames Nation “Yes, I have had discussions with Mr. Barber..”.

Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson Has Confirmed Discussions with Jeff Barber

So while there is no fire yet, there is more smoke.  We have also heard from multiple sources that the other front runner for the 12th Sun Belt spot, James Madison University has possibly turned the Sun Belt down.  Nothing is set in stone, but the combination of tips coming in is certainly leading down the path of a possible invitation to the Sun Belt for Liberty.  Stay connected with Flames Nation through Twitter, and of course for the latest as we follow this developing situation.