Over at the mall, Tami delivers Gracie Bell onto Santa's lap when Coach comes rushing down the escalator and over to her. He scares her half to death, they take the shot of Grace, and Tami wonders what's wrong, he's supposed to be on his way to State. And Coach looks at her and tells her that he turned the contract down, "it's your turn, I want to move to Philadelphia." And Tami just frown-smiles and asks, "Really, babe?" to which Coach asks, "Will you take me to Philadelphia?"
Commercials. Explosions in the Sky plays as the bus pulls out of East Dillon's parking lot It plays as they get off, heads tilted up to gaze at the Cotton Bowl. It plays as they walk through the shadowy tunnel out onto the blazing field. It plays, as they all, in slow motion, spread out onto the field and look around them. It plays as the boys get animated, doing flips on the field, alternately elated and daunted. It plays as Luke smiles to himself, knowing that this will be his last game.
The song fades into the sound of cheering crowds as we cut to later that night. The boys' legs shake nervously inside the locker room while outside crowds cheer and get feral and tears run down the boys' faces and the crowds roar and inside Coach talks quietly to Vince. "You may never know how proud I am of you," and Vince tells him, "You changed my life, Coach." Coach asks the team if they're ready and they all respond, together, "Yes, sir," and Coach leads them in a prayer, asking that the boys be protected, and take the talents they've been given and use them the best they can. Intercut into this prayer are shots of the team making its way out, amidst theatrical smoke, onto the field, making a circle, arms around one another, jumping up and down, Vince leading them in a chant.