Vince finds his mom at work at the garden center. She's excited about State coming up, but Vince wants to know if she's heard from his father. She tells him that he doesn't want his father there, Vince reminds her that this is once-in-a-lifetime and she responds that that's exactly why she doesn't want him there ruining anything.
Close up on Matt delivering his speech, "And so, for those reasons, sir, among many others, I'm asking for your daughter's hand in marriage, sir." Pull back to find... Landry Clark! They're hanging in the garage, unraveling tinsel, and Landry just laughs in Matt's face. As Landry laughs, Matt pleads for constructive criticism. Should he talk about Chicago more? About how he got a promotion at the art gallery? Landry, nailing it: "Whatever you do, do not mention the fact that you work at an art gallery. That's not going to be reassuring for a football coach." Landry tells Matt that he just needs to walk in there, plant his feet, be assertive, tell Coach that he's going to marry his daughter. "I love her -- you can fill in the blanks here -- she's the love of my life, whatever." Or just walk in there and start crying. Matt again begs Landry to be serious; this is a crazy situation he's in. Landry begs to differ: "The crazy thing is that just a few years ago we were trying to figure out how we were gonna talk to Julie Taylor and now you're going to marry her!" I have not heard a sweeter high school sentiment than that. Sometimes boys are just too cute. Landry tells Matt to stop overthinking it and Matt gets a burst of confidence, "I mean it's just Coach Taylor, right?" and Landry is like, "He's always loved you," and Matt sort of pauses and thinks for a moment and then unconvincingly, "Uh, well, yeah."