Anything and everything about Liberty Flames football. Your comments on games, recruiting and the direction of the program as we move into new era.

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By FlamesHighontheTide
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I would not be surprised if Ian has already told HCHF where the team will be going or at the very least given him a pretty good hint. 7-5 LU with potential 1st round quarterback is a good selling point for butts in the seats compared to any MAC team.
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By Cider Jim
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FlamesHighontheTide wrote: December 1st, 2021, 5:16 pm I would not be surprised if Ian has already told HCHF where the team will be going or at the very least given him a pretty good hint. 7-5 LU with potential 1st round quarterback is a good selling point for butts in the seats compared to any MAC team.
I really hope you are right!
By rtb72
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A Sea of Red wrote: December 1st, 2021, 3:40 pm We will be in a bowl game. 100%.
Of course! How can you "box out" the 2-Time World Cure Bowl Champions! Cure Bowl bound................again.
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By ballcoach15
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Cure Bowl will be ok, depending upon opponent. No Sun Belt, CUSA or MAC team. (unless it's Marshall). South Carolina would be a good opponent.
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By TH Spangler
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Heard Miami Ohio played a team that didn't have the required # of scholarships, so technically they would only be 5-6.

Hate to say it but I'm already thinking about Tech and BYU.
By olldflame
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sstaedtler wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 12:10 am I personally want a win almost more than I want to play a great team. Just because with the way this year finished, I don't see us beating a Power 5 school.
Totally agree. Playing a P5 would only benefit us if we win, and I don't have a lot of confidence that would happen this year. Playing "whoever" and winning leaves a positive feeling for the team, fans, and watchers on TV, and continues our unbeaten bowl record, which I suspect is an effective recruiting tool.
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By ballcoach15
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Most bowls slobber over a 6-6 power 5 team than a 10-2 or 11-1 non P5 team. Some 6-6 teams will go to good bowls.
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By TH Spangler
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olldflame wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 8:43 am
sstaedtler wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 12:10 am I personally want a win almost more than I want to play a great team. Just because with the way this year finished, I don't see us beating a Power 5 school.
Totally agree. Playing a P5 would only benefit us if we win, and I don't have a lot of confidence that would happen this year. Playing "whoever" and winning leaves a positive feeling for the team, fans, and watchers on TV, and continues our unbeaten bowl record, which I suspect is an effective recruiting tool.
I get what you're saying, but I'd rather play 5-6 Mountaineers and roll the dice on a P5 win.
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By Sly Fox
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When jcmanson makes statements like that it generally has validity through sources that he doesn't want to out. I respect that confidentiality and assume he is correct.

I'd love to be in Frisco watching the Flames(maybe even ABQ) but otherwise I just want a winnable game. Honestly there are mediocre to poor P5s who bought most of their way to six wins who I believe we would match up nicely against.

I am one flight short of the next level in my flight status with my primary carrier after seeing it erode significantly during the pandemic. So i am inclined to fly somewhere as long as Christmas Day is not involved. I am looking at you, Camelia & Hawai'i. That would be a no fly zone for my family.
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By LUOrange
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Liberty22 wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 9:59 am
A Sea of Red wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 9:10 am Liberty will be in a bowl game but it won't be the Cure Bowl.
This looks like some juicy info that should be in the rumor mill 😂. Can we make that happen?!
I second this motion!
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By olldflame
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LUOrange wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 12:56 pm
Liberty22 wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 9:59 am
A Sea of Red wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 9:10 am Liberty will be in a bowl game but it won't be the Cure Bowl.
This looks like some juicy info that should be in the rumor mill 😂. Can we make that happen?!
I second this motion!
Just because it would be behind a paywall does not mean a journalist can release information without the sources permission. There would be absolutely nothing keeping any club member from turning around and spreading it everywhere.
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By Sly Fox
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Which of course they immediately would do.

I hope now you guys get why I was so cryptic for all those years.
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By Cider Jim
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TH Spangler wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 8:10 am West Virginia is Technically Not Bowl Eligible 🤣

WVU also 5-6

https://voiceofmotown.com/west-virginia ... -eligible/
This just made my day! Can we say "strength of schedule"? :rofl Once again, Marshall is bowling, and WVU will be watching it on TV. :lol:
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By LUOrange
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olldflame wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 1:54 pm
LUOrange wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 12:56 pm
Liberty22 wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 9:59 am

This looks like some juicy info that should be in the rumor mill 😂. Can we make that happen?!
I second this motion!
Just because it would be behind a paywall does not mean a journalist can release information without the sources permission. There would be absolutely nothing keeping any club member from turning around and spreading it everywhere.
There's always one... :roll: :roll: :roll:
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By Purple Haize
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Cider Jim wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 2:41 pm
TH Spangler wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 8:10 am West Virginia is Technically Not Bowl Eligible 🤣

WVU also 5-6

https://voiceofmotown.com/west-virginia ... -eligible/
This just made my day! Can we say "strength of schedule"? :rofl Once again, Marshall is bowling, and WVU will be watching it on TV. :lol:
Reading is not a strong point in Thundering Turdton. Try Hooked on Phonics

The Big 12 has exactly enough teams for its bowl tie-ins with West Virginia included and the MAC would have more eligible teams than available bowl-conference tie-ins, so West Virginia will get in and Miami (OH) will not. It’s a very complicated situation, but the Mountaineers will just barely sneak into a bowl game this season.
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By JCS Flames Fan 31
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ballcoach15 wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 10:55 am Belk Bowl vs. South Carolina would be best possible bowl game for Liberty.
Being that I live in Charlotte I'd be all for this happening! My wife also went to SC, so I might could drag her to that one with me (hah). However, I doubt we get that bowl...
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