Coach is eating a sandwich in his office. Smash comes in, Noelle following. She's smiling, ugh. She shakes Coach's hand and then smarms that the way he took down West Cambria in the state championships was "the best-coached game I've ever seen." We get it. Girl knows her football. Can we move on? Oh, of course we can. We can move on to another scene where we're supposed to believe there's something at stake in Smash's recruiting. Noelle tells Coach that Alabama is at the top of Smash's list; Coach seems surprised. Noelle likes Alabama for the "exposure"; Smash thinks that Alabama will give him good ties to the pros, "living the NFL dream." Coach asks about TMU, and Smash hypothesizes that they're getting back at Coach for leaving them in the lurch; Coach says that his history with the school won't affect whether they want Smash. Smash says that he has to give a verbal, and Coach wonders why he has to before he hears from TMU. Coach tries to drop some knowledge on these idiots' asses, asking if they've considered how Alabama has a really good running back who will be there for another year. Noelle half-interrupts Coach to say that they already know about that; Smash doesn't think riding the bench a year will be a big deal. Then Coach wonders about the really good back-up running back Alabama also has, telling Smash he'd be looking at three years before he even sets foot on the field. He tells Smash he has to give himself the opportunity to be seen, and then tells him to be patient, look at the fine print, don't make any emotional decisions. Noelle solemnly declares that this advice "makes a lot of sense." Coach shoots her a priceless look and then asks Smash what his mother says. Smash is like, "My mom?" and Coach replies, "Yes, the woman who gave you birth." Smash says she doesn't know the difference between Alabama and Dillon Junior College; Coach says his last piece of advice is to listen to his mother, and then shoos them out the door.
Friday Night Lights
Episode Report CardDrunken Bee: C | 1936 USERS: C+
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Friday Night Lights