President Trump cannot tell a lie. About college football.
The President told it like it is during his commencement address to graduates at Liberty University, the evangelical Virginia school run by Jerry Falwell Jr.
The Liberty football team is planning to move up from the FCS to the FBS in 2018. Among the out-of-conference opponents on its schedule are SEC powerhouse Auburn and games in future seasons against Ole Miss and Virginia Tech.
Pretty ambitious for a team that went 6-5 while competing in the Big South Conference last year.
“I’m a little worried. I don’t wanna look at some of those scores here. Jerry, you sure you know what you’re doing here?” Trump said.
“Jerry, Auburn? I don’t know about that, Jerry. This could be trouble, Jerry.”
That being said, Trump sees value in Liberty’s football aspirations. Hey, it’s worked out pretty well for Notre Dame.
“At Liberty, your leaders knew from the very beginning that a strong athletic program would help this campus grow so that this school might transform more lives,” the President said. “That is why a crucial part of Reverend Falwell’s vision for making Liberty a world-class institution was having a world-class football team, much like the great teams of Notre Dame — great school, great place.”
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