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Gill Changes Assistants' Titles


From LU athletics:

 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty Head Football Coach Turner Gill has adjusted titles and some responsibilities for four members of his coaching staff.

        Jamaal Fobbs will now serve as Liberty's special teams coordinator, to go along with his duties as running backs coach. Fobbs has been Liberty's running backs coach the last two years and helped Desmond Rice rush for 16 touchdowns in 2013, the second-best single-season mark in program history.

        Gill managed Liberty's special teams efforts in 2013, while several members of the Flames' coaching staff were assigned specific special teams responsibilities.

        Josh Bookbinder takes over as Liberty's linebackers coach, while Robert Wimberly will continue to serve as defensive coordinator and safeties coach.

        During his first season on Liberty's coaching staff, Bookbinder served as outside linebackers coach, while Wimberly oversaw Liberty's linebackers and safeties along with his defensive coordinator duties. Linebackers Nick Sigmon and Scott Hyland earned All-Big South honors in 2013, while tying for the team lead (62) and ranking fourth (57), respectively, in tackles, last season.

        Joe Dailey, now in his third year on staff, continues as Liberty's quarterbacks coach and will serve as the Flames' passing game coordinator. In 2013, quarterback Josh Woodrum earned All-Big South honors and led the league in passing yards (2,581) and passing touchdowns (19).

        The Flames will begin spring practice in March and hold their annual spring football game on April 12 (2 p.m. kickoff). Liberty opens its 2014 season on Aug. 30 when they face the Tar Heels of North Carolina at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.


Adjusted Titles for Members of Liberty's Football Coaching Staff:

Josh Bookbinder – Linebackers coach

Joe Dailey – Pass Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach

Jamaal Fobbs – Special Teams Coordinator/Running backs coach

Robert Wimberly – Defensive Coordinator/Safeties coach 

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