Matt takes it upon himself to try to curb Smash's enthusiasm for the upcoming season. Tim turns to Lila when he spots his brother leaving his neighbor's house. Jason turns his attention on Mexico in an effort to walk again. Buddy turns to Coach Taylor to convince him to return as coach of the Panthers.
Matt and Smash have a hard time listening to their coach as they prepare for their first game of the new season. Coach Taylor heads back to Dillon to check on his family and finds out just what is happening to the Panthers since he's left. Buddy Garrity is going to be quite the enemy for the new coach. Riggins follows Lyla's advice, which helps Riggins open his eyes and finally see a new light. He still remains a good friend with Jason Street and decides to go to Mexico with him.