President Donald Trump made the commencement address at Liberty University Saturday. In doing so, he took the opportunity to announce some of the school’s upcoming football opponents.
Liberty is moving up from the FCS to the FBS in 2018.
And Trump also took the opportunity to needle school president Jerry Falwell Jr. about the schedule. He questioned Liberty’s chances to win, especially against SEC foes Auburn (2018) and Ole Miss (2021).
Said Trump: “Auburn? Jerry, you sure you know what you’re doing? Jerry … Auburn?”
Yes that is the @POTUS announcing @LibertyFootball future FBS opponents! Thank you @realDonaldTrump! #GiveMeL18erty pic.twitter.com/x5g9ob1n9i
— Liberty Flames (@libertyflames) May 13, 2017
Making Liberty great again?
Furthermore, the Lynchburg, Va., college, which also plays Army, UMass and Virginia in 2018, will have these future games: BYU (2019, 2022),Rutgers (2019), Virginia (again in 2019, 2027), Virginia Tech (2020) and Wake Forest (2022, 2025, 2026).
“Maybe in four or five years I’ll come to a game, right?” Trump said to Falwell. “You’ll build it up?”
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