WHAT I SAW, WHAT I LEARNED, WHAT I THINK, WHAT I HEARD, WHAT I KNOW AFTER WATCHING THREE LIBERTY PRACTICES
For the first time since March 2020, Hugh Freeze let us media types watch portions of practice over the first week of fall camp, culminating with Saturday’s Fan Appreciation Day. In total, nearly three hours of practice and an additional two hours at Fan Appreciation Day of Liberty football was consumed in person over the past week. This doesn’t include the several other hours of interviews conducted over the past week. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
POSITION PREVIEW: QUARTERBACKS
Never before has Liberty entered a college football season with a player getting the preseason hype that Malik Willis has been getting. Every time you turn around, the Liberty quarterback is being featured in another article or by another analyst. He’s been given odds as a dark horse Heisman candidate and is being looked at as a likely first round draft pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Willis’ presence alone on Liberty’s roster will have more eyes tuned into Flames’ football this year than ever before. Before the season is over, it would be surprising if every NFL team hasn’t stepped foot on Liberty’s campus to watch Malik in person.
Behind Willis, the Flames have five freshmen that are mostly unproven yet talented. Johnathan Bennett is the only exception as he is entering his third season with the Flames and has a solid grasp on the offense under head coach Hugh Freeze. CLICK HERE FOR MORE