The second season of Friday Night Lights is often held up as the ultimate TV show run that fell short. Critics were so distraught by the relative weakness of season 2 that they are

Looking back on it, perhaps the largest problem is that Coach (Kyle Chandler) wasn't the coach. Much of the season was spent illustrating to us why Coach Taylor needs the Panthers and they need him, which is all well and good, but does little more than make us hunger for his return to the Dillon sideline.