College football is not war. It’s not, it’s not, it’s not, it’s not. One carries life and death consequences, the other is a game. It’s important, for all of us, to remember that.
And yet it’s hard to watch the latest video dropped by Nebraska football and not see parallels between these 2 minutes and 20 seconds and the most intense moments from the greatest war films through time. As those films imitate war, so this video imitates those films — the guys on the bus in the dark hours of early morning, on their way to the beach, as they go through a Navy SEAL-style workout, those images interwoven by a thunderous, inspiring, arresting narration.
Try to watch this video and tell me you don’t draw the same parallels.
It’s a video so good that Huskers head coach Scott Frost debuted it on Twitter Thursday morning without a word, because it requires none.
— Scott Frost (@coach_frost) June 20, 2019