Nebraska released a really cool behind-the-scenes view of the daily operations of its football video department, giving fans a unique look at one of the overlooked aspects of a major college football program.
Mike Nobler, the team’s video coordinator, explained that the video crew -- consisting of two full-time staff members (who work seven days a week!) and ten students -- handles all of the coaching staff’s video requests and everything is stored on laptops.
“Everything is file-based. Everything is on a laptop. Everything is cloud-based. Each laptop is essentially the coach’s video library. From that laptop you can access anything from practice, opponent scouting, self-scouting, to other teams – NFL teams – all from that laptop,” Nobler explained.
Nobler also explained that the team has gone completely digital with their playbooks. Instead of the standard three-ring binder, each player has an iPad with the playbook in PDF format and practice and game film that they can watch on their own at any time.
With the cloud technology, the video guys can update the player’s and coach’s playbooks and video libraries at any time. These guys are kind of unsung heroes in a football program, and this video really showcases the kind of work required to prepare a team for their battles each weekend.