Saw this the other day. Wow. Some heartbreaking scenes and some fine acting. Matthew M (not gonna try to spell it) gives a good performance as the coach who takes over Marshall's football program following the horrific crash that killed everybody on board as the team was returning from a game at ECU.
The football scenes were believable, the acting was top notch. The tear inducing moments weren't heavy handed. Some moments caught me by surprise and had me choked up a bit. (the scene in the film room at WVU).
A very entertaining movie and definitely worth a viewing.
NERD ALERT: I maintain my notion that Esmail is cribbing from Grant Morrison's Invisibles, a culture-hacker comic about multiple identities, meta-reality, and fighting The System. It was also cited (by Morrison) as the inspiration for The Matrix.