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The Athletic: How would Eric Taylor have fared in college football?

May 30, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is full of spoilers about the entire series.

When “Friday Night Lights” debuted in 2006, Eric Taylor was about to begin his first season as the head coach at Texas powerhouse Dillon High. By the time the show signed off five years later, Taylor had won two state championships and played for another. He launched spun-off East Dillon’s program from scratch, and, after one miserable 2-8 campaign, led the Lions to a state title in the show’s final season.

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