Arizona football has a 'hard edge'

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CULVER CITY, Calif.- There's nothing more menacing than watching a bunch of football players and coaches walking straight at you in slow-motion. Lucky for you, Arizona football has given you the opportunity to be intimidated with its "Hard Edge" series. The YouTube videos feature the Wildcat coaching staff and players dressed in classic Western get-up, mean-mugging the camera and sliding people across saloon tables like it's their job.

All in slow-mo, of course.

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"It's been fun," head coach Rich Rodriguez said Friday at 2013 Pac-12 Football Media Day at Sony Pictures Studios. "We were just going to have the coaches dress up in our cowboy outfits and sent it to our recruits in an "our posse's gonna get ya" kind of way, but it turned into more of a marketing thing."

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The first video, released last month, already has more than 180,000 views on YouTube. A "Hard Edge II"` was put out earlier in the week and has quickly surpassed the 10K mark.

So many great acting jobs at half-speed, but who was the best?

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"These guys to my right and left will probably tell you they're the best actors," Rodriguez said, referring to Terrence Miller and Jake Fischer, the two student-athletes accompanying him at media day. "All these players wanna be movie stars, so we're gonna tell these players you can come to Arizona, play football, get a great education and get a start on your movie career, even if it's just for 15 seconds."