Lynchburg, VA(WFXR)-The Liberty Flames are in their first week of fall football practice. Practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a situation unlike any other. Before the pandemic head coach Hugh Freeze dealt with his own medical issues. Last year, Freeze suffered back spasms and underwent surgery for a life-threatening staph infection. The illness sidelined him for much of fall camp and the first few weeks of the season. We asked him with his past heath issues, is he taking any extra precautions during the pandemic? “So my wife has got the same mindset that I don’t take enough precautions. She is worried obviously with the staph that got into my blood stream. And it could cause a weaker immune system at least that is what she has told me. I have been very careful. I have been around the same people. I try to keep my distance from people. I wear a mask when I go into well I don’t go any where but to the golf course or my home or my work and church maybe a gas station to get gas. And I wear a mask to get in there when I go. You know I am not a big worrier. But I do listen to my wife now you know she has great wisdom. I try to take as many precautions as I can with out going to the extreme of living inside some type of fear,” said Liberty Flames head football coach Hugh Freeze.