Coach Bo Pelini instilled terror in the hearts of each and every one of his Nebraska players, and then he delivered the punch line.
"That Pelini is such a hilarious jokester"—said nobody ever.
But that's what makes this prank so effective, especially for college football fans watching from home.
It all starts during a team meeting when a phone goes off. You don't have to be a Nebraska football player to know that this isn't a good thing. According to the video, Pelini even has a strict policy against phones going off, which makes the initial reaction from some of the players so priceless.
As it turns out, the phone belongs to fifth-year senior Thad Randle, who really should know better.
Coach storms out to the hall to cool off, but it doesn't work.
He comes back in with what we presume is a hammer (Coach has a hammer in meetings?) and proceeds to smash the phone into oblivion.
Props go out to Randle, who sells his disgust perfectly. That's when he walks out of the room, leaving behind a bunch of guys who all now have their mouths wide open in shock.
Oh, it gets so much better.
We can't really hear exactly what is going on outside of the conference room, but it's scary enough to make some of the players get out of their seats, ready to aid the situation.
Essentially, this meeting just got terrifying for them, and they still have that second practice to worry about.
Just kidding, guys—it's time to enjoy movie night!
The phone prank itself has absolutely nothing to do with watching a movie, unless they are going to watch 2002's Phone Booth, but it would be better to just have a practice at that point.
Still, the prank is perfectly executed and hilarious. A round of applause for all those involved.
And seriously, turn off your phones during meetings.
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