Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) is forced to play mediator as tensions erupt in the locker room. The Lions also welcome a new player and Luke (Matt Lauria) is recruited by Texas Methodist University. Meanwhile, Buddy (guest star Brad Leland) deals with the trials and tribulations of fatherhood and Becky's (Madison Burge) dad returns. Elsewhere, Tami (Connie Britton) counsels a troubled student named Epyck (guest star Emily Rios). Aimee Teegarden, Michael B. Jordan, Jurnee Smollett, Matt Lauria and Grey Damon also star.