Meanwhile, Luke, Becky and Tinker have more perverted pig talk, which ends with Luke and Becky kissing to mend a potential implication that Luke prefers the pig's company to Becky's.
Buddy takes the podium to honor the football team for making it to the playoffs for the first time in 25 years. He says that none of this could have happened without Coach Taylor. And everyone stands up and cheers as Buddy introduces all the players who want to come up and say something special about Coach. Cut to a variety of boys making jokes ("When I first met Coach I was just a fat kid. I'm still a fat kid, but he made me into a player"), talking sweet (Luke: "Playing for Coach is like a dream." Tinker: "You really have changed my life. I love you for that."), and being just plain descriptive (Hastings: "Coach told me I would like football and he was right.") Vince takes the podium last and keeps it extremely brief, "Coach Taylor, he's the best." Everyone claps, Tami makes appreciative mom faces and Coach stands up to give them all a pantomimed tip of the hat.
Later that night in bed, Eric massages Tami's shoulders as they go over the evening's events. She tells him that the night was such a nice honor. Eric wonders if it was too much on the nose and Tami laughs. She thinks it was obvious what they were doing, but that it was heartfelt and that it probably had the desired effect. "Sure it makes you think twice about leaving Dillon." Eric says that the Shane State offer is mighty tempting. They go back and forth about all the good things: recruitment dollars, oranges, fresh-squeezed orange juice, fresh-squeezed orange juice by the pool. "Oooh, that pool," Tami coos. Eric lowers his head to his wife's shoulder and says "You know what I want more than anything? To bring these kids to State." Tami smiles her "Molder of Men" smile and then gets that ice-cold pragmatism that only wife-moms have: "And once you do that? This offer is something to think about."