Over on the football field, two players joke around reenacting the Drunk Puppet Girl scene. Helpfully, they are two players we do not know and who are not important to the team. So Coach's decision is easy. When he sees them, he asks whether they've ever known him to not keep a promise. They hang their heads and he orders them off his field and off his team. God, boys are so much easier to deal with.
At UT, Julie has brought her paper to Head T.A. Derek Bishop to ask what's wrong with it. He tells her that there's nothing wrong, it just feels safe. He smarms that he feels that there is a very interesting mind in her (heh, yeah, it's her MIND that he wants access to), and that she needs to take some risks. She kind of mutters, "So that's what college is for" and it's almost like you can actually see him start putting together the grocery list for the charmingly destitute spaghetti dinner he'll invite her over to share, after which they will move the five feet from his table to the bed, which lies directly on the floor, its crumb-bestrewn reality dimmed and made more lovely by the soft lighting cast by the candles he has stuck in wine bottles around the room, and they will lie together and then later maybe discuss Arendt and OH GOD WHY DOES YOUTH HAVE TO BE SO HEARTBREAKINGLY PREDICTABLE?
Back at the East Dillon Cafeteria of Traumatic Tami Taylor Breakdowns, the alcohol counseling is over and Jess tells Tami that she's sorry for how everyone acted. Tami is appreciative, and Jess shakes her head about these damn slutty rally girls. But then she says that she can kind of understand them, "because everyone just wants to feel a part of the team" and Tami Taylor comes up with a "brilliant" idea. She asks Jess what she would think about becoming equipment manager for the football team. She can't guarantee it, but she knows Coach is looking for one. Jess brightens at the idea.
On the Football Field of Endless Practice, Coach has his players take a knee and tells them that some of them probably should be kicked off the team, even the state of Texas. He tells them that people are watching them, and so there are now new rules: "No more jerseys on game days, coats and ties" and also some community outreach. They all groan but then give him a hearty "Yes, sir" when he asks if they understand. Cut over to the parking lot of the grocery store where the team, all spiffed up in coats and ties-- including Hastings' thrift store get-up, and another super natty Malcolm X looking kid-- try to hand out fliers. Nobody wants one, and soon the players lose motivation, some of them peeling off to leave. Luke begs Vince to stand up and be a leader and make them stay, but Vince is fully in stomp mode, still, so he heads off, too.