Tami brings Coach some water in bed and talks cute about Gracie and reading books to her for a bit. She sighs and says she has no idea what she's going to say at her conference, then asks him what he thinks about Shane State. He changes the subject, mentioning that Tim Riggins is up for parole and he's serving as a character witness. Tami says "That poor kid" and we leave the Taylors to continue shouldering the weight of the world.
Vince walks in to meet Ornette at a restaurant, clearly thinking that he's meeting his father and mother for dinner. But instead of his mom, Ornette has gathered together some guys from Mississippi Central. Ornette gladhands a bit until Vince asks to talk to him for a second and pulls him aside. Vince is pissed, but Ornette does some quick talking about ticking clocks until Vince clench-shouts at him about how he needs to stay on Coach's good side and can't be taking these quasi-illegal meetings anymore. Ornette tells him that he's only got so many choices and he needs to sit his butt down and lose the attitude. Vince walks out the door. Ornette then lie-shouts, "Okay then, go ahead and work on that paper" and then goes back to the table telling the guys that Vince has a big paper he has to go work on. Now the thing here is: Ornette is kind of right, right? I mean, at least until Coach Taylor actually starts advising Vince, rather than just telling him cryptic things about "knocking on the wrong doors." Vince has a blind sort of trust in Coach, which the show will obviously reward....but as far as how this world of college football recruiting goes, I'm sure that Ornette's approach is the more results-oriented. I would love if there were some way for the show to acknowledge this, rather than just give us the Great Men = Secure Futures narrative that is, well, just not really real.
Luke, Tinker, and Becky and Luke's pig hang out a bit. Luke is giving Tinker a lesson in how to show the pig at whatever weird pig show those Middle America perverts attend. Lots of close-ups of Becky's face telling us viewers that "DING DING DING, HERE IS LUKE'S TALENT AND INTEREST!" In case you didn't get it, Tinker vocalizes it: "Luke, you sure are good at this."