Commercials. Morning at the Taylor house. Coach just mumbles his good mornings to his wife who wonders what's wrong. Coach tells her that the Lions have not been ranked. Tami says that doesn't seem right, but Coach underplays it, saying that they were 2-8 last year, it's to be expected. He asks Gracie -- who my good friend has pointed out looks exactly like Brian Eno -- what she wants for breakfast. "Mac and cheese!" she exclaims, and Coach deadpans, "Mac and cheese please" to Tami, who just smiles wryly.
At East Dillon, Principal Levi tells Tami that she can't just try to steamroll the other teachers like she's been doing. Levi tells her that everyone's calling her after-school program "The Homework Club." Tami is nonplussed that there's so much resistance to her championing of something that they should be doing as educators. Levi tells her that she just needs to stop lecturing and start building up some allegiance before hitting the other teachers up for help.
Jess helps Vince go over plays in the cafeteria when Porn Mouth comes up and asks for Vince's address so she can deliver his "pre-game package." He tells her and Jess, smiling an insanely livid smile, tells her the cross street. Porn Mouth returns the bitchy smile as she assures her "Yeah, I know where it is."
East Dillon practice. The kids are flat, no energy. Traub says they are depressed. Coach is like, "Freud says what?" and Traub responds, "A lion has been ignored." The kids have gathered over by the bleachers, asking the fans details about the rankings. Crawford, who they beat last week, is ranked 9 (down from 8 after their loss). Luke is pissed, Tinker starts yelling about respect. Coach Taylor comes over and tells everyone to put their helmets back on and shut up, sends Luke and Tinker off to run for punishment. He yells at his kids that he doesn't want to hear one more word about rankings, and they all head back to the field. As Taylor leaves he yells at the guy in the stands, "C'mon man, I got enough to worry about without you getting these kids all riled up." He heads back to the field, before pausing and turning back to the man, "Thank ye." Coach Taylor! Polite even when enraged!