Friday Night Lights: Coach Taylor’s 10 Best Moments
Friday Night Lights was a hard show to catch on to because of low viewer ratings, which caused a switch in networks and constant threat of cancellation, but fans who stuck through the show know it gave us one of television’s best characters, Coach Eric Taylor. Kyle Chandler made Eric Taylor much more than just another character on a show, and while the show as a whole may have struggled, it was not for lack of quality thanks to the realness of characters and the energy the actors put in them. In 2011 Chandler won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and for good reason, he was amazing. Over the course of five seasons, Coach Taylor shared some of the best life advice and was the best coach, husband and father imaginable, and here are 10 of his best moments on Friday Night Lights.
10. Grammar Lessons
Coach Eric Taylor never had time for people not saying what they mean and his straightforward nature made some things awkward, especially when his daughter was dating his team’s quarterback, Matt Saracen. This also led to some hilarious interactions, including a grammar lesson for Matt.
Matt: “Look, I don’t want this whole thing to be awkward.”
Coach: “You don’t want what to be awkward?”
Matt: “This whole thing between Julie and I.”
Coach: “Julie and me.”
Coach: “It’s ‘Julie and me.’ It’s a common mistake. Go ahead.”
Matt: “Right. It’s just. Well, look, I’m kind of sensing that… I’m sensing that you have a problem with it.”
Coach: “You’re sensing right.”
9. His Daughter Dating
Before Matt and Julie became serious, Coach Taylor really didn’t seem to think too much of it, and in fact was just happy her romantic interests didn’t lay elsewhere.
Tami Taylor: “Well, I’m just saying, I think it’s becoming a thing. And you know what thing it is? It’s that think that we always knew was gonna happen to our little girl. It’s that think. That thing is happening now!”
Coach: “At least she’s not interested in a serial killer…or one of the Riggins.”