Northwestern football has the week off. And it just so happens that the Wildcats' first bye week of the season coincides with Halloweekend.
So while Halloween isn't until Saturday night — one can only imagine the #GoodCleanAmericanFun Northwestern's players will be having then — the Wildcats decided to go all out for *practice* Friday morning.
Presented without further comment, NORTHWESTERN PRACTICES IN HALLOWEEN COSTUMES:
Happy Halloween from @NUFBFamily! https://t.co/51bbgPrHee— Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) October 30, 2015
Okay, okay, hold up. WHAT!?!?!
Yes, this is really happening. So let's slow down for a second. Time for some frame-by-frame analysis...
THE STARTING QUARTERBACK IS A HOT DOG:
That totally fits with Thorson's somewhat bland public persona. And hey, there's only mustard on that hot dog. #ChicagosB1GTeamWithAHotDogForAQBWithOnlyMustardDidIMentionChicago
Some type of warrior. Classic.
NICK VANHOOSE AND ANTHONY WALKER ARE SPIDERMEN (SPIDERMANS? BOTH SPIDERMAN?):
You'll see this gif again at some point.
TYLER LANCASTER IS BATMAN AND THAT IS PERFECT:
Great technique there.
Andrew Scanlan thinks he's cool:
Wait... What's that behind Scanlan?
HOLD UP WE HAVE A KIRK HINRICH SIGHTING:
TRAVEON HENRY IS A CHICKEN:
CHRISTIAN JONES IS A FREAKING PHARAOH AND HE IS RUNNING ROUTES:
WHO IS COVERING DAN VITALE? HE IS HALF-NAKED:
ERIC OLSON DRESSED UP AS THE "TRUST YOURSELF" GUY:
WE GOT UNIDENTIFIABLE POWER RANGERS:
FITZ DRESSED UP AS WILLIE, KINDA:
Okay, let's just be honest here. This is number one on the "What will Pat Fitzgerald dress up as for Halloween" power ranking list. But he doesn't go all the way. Put that gross, hot, stinky, germ-infested headgear on, Lee Corso-style.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE SQUAAAAAAD:
Starring Xavier Washington as Michaelangelo, Greg Kuhar as Raphael, Jordan Thompson as Leonardo and C.J. Robbins as Donatello.
ALL IN ALL, THIS VIDEO JUST MADE US SAY:
Stay strong, coach. We're with you.