In just a few short weeks, Liberty’s football team will assemble on the Mountain to begin preseason training camp as the 2023 football schedule continues to inch closer. The Flames are scheduled to open the season on Sept. 2 against Bowling Green in the Liberty debut for head coach Jamey Chadwell.

Just a few days ago, we posted a simple question on our social media channels, asking for your hot take on the 2023 Liberty football season. Here’s a recap of most of your responses:


“We’ll go aleast 10-2 and anything less then that should be disappointing (but not soul crushing as this is the first year with a new coaching staff).”

“Flames are 7-0 and ranked just outside the Top 25 when we head to Bowling Green to play Western Kentucky on Tuesday night, Oct 24th.”

“We will make the college football playoffs”

“Softest schedule in years….UNDEFEATED!!!!!”


“We make it top 15”

“Undefeated and ranked in top 10. No one will figure out how to stop the Chadwell offense, defense will be the best he’s ever had, dominating season”

“Liberty produces its most dominant overall offense in team history.”

“Undefeated, unscored on, Kendy Charles with the Heisman from the DT position”

“Conference USA Champions”

“9-3, we’ll have a RB with over 1000 yards and Rushing game will be in the Top 15 nationally”

“Liberty hosting the Conference Championship game”


“Idk if this is a hot take but JB will be the starter.”

“Wouldn’t be surprised if we see Nate the Great-Hampton start week one.”

“4-5 QBs will play in a game for the Flames this season.”

“Chadwell names a starting QB and benches him by the third game.”


“Weeknight home games average more attendance than Saturday home games.”

“Game attendance will go down drastically, especially for the weekday games”


“liberty loses to nmsu again”

“New coach, which means new system….rocky szn”

“we will have a losing record”


“Chadwell brings the mullet back”

“8-4. CUSA will be tougher than folks realize. Just like when JMU and Coastal joined the Sunbelt…Sam Houston and New Mexico will have good first years and CUSA will do better than expected OOC. LU will go to a bowl game and win it to finish 9-4…and then the year after, once Chadwell has had time to fully implement his system and get more recruits to fit it, LU will get 10 wins and go to the CUSA championship.”

“The tight end room will score twice as many touchdowns in 2023 (8) as in 2022 (4) and 2021 (4).”

“Our D ends up being one of the best 3rd down defenses in the nation”

“No championship this season, but defiantly a bowl game winning season to start off the Chadwell era”

“Walk ons are going to be a difference maker”

“Winner of the scheduled WKU-LU game loses the rematch in the CUSA championship”