Jordan (Vince Howard), and executive producers Jason Katims and David Nevins about the long road to that final Texas sunset.
Not many in the cast have brought themselves to watch this season yet, though they wrapped last summer. Because it's our final season, I've been very resistant to watch it.
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It’s pouring rain, the kids are exhausted, and Coach makes them run sprints up a muddy hill until they get sick.
Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles, "The Messenger") had also graduated and, after nursing an injured knee and with the persistent training and support of Coach Taylor, was given a second chance at playing college ball.All the while, he’s yelling at them, “Champions don’t give up.” The players are downtrodden, exhausted, and can hardly breathe.But they’re in it together, and they’re in it to win.Smash (Gaius Charles), the biggest ego of them all, starts shouting the team motto: “Clear eyes, full hearts…” and his fellow players chimes in with “can’t lose.” The chants grow louder, more impassioned, until the team runs up the hill once more, invigorated, determined to earn their status, and better men for it.Moments like these, moments of character building, heart, determination, and spirit, are what have captured our hearts for the past five years. This week we say farewell to one of the best dramas on television.