18 Times Coach Taylor From “Friday Night Lights” Had The Perfect Thing To Say

    In honor of Kyle Chandler's birthday, it's time to celebrate the greatest Texas gem we know: Coach Taylor.

    1. When he knew that looking at the bright side of life could get him through anything.

    Coach Taylor: At least she's not interested in a serial killer...or one of the Riggins.

    2. When he let everyone know that we deserve the things we've worked for.

    3. When he wanted to do the dishes but he just couldn't.

    4. When he knew that it's always the right time to give a grammar lesson.

    Matt: Look, I don't want this whole thing to be awkward.

    Coach Taylor: You don't want what to be awkward?

    Matt: This whole thing between Julie and I.

    Coach Taylor: Julie and me.

    Matt: Huh?

    Coach Taylor: It's "Julie and me." It's a common mistake. Go ahead.

    5. When he used his insecurities to woo his wife.

    Tami: Honey, are you jealous?

    Coach Taylor: No, I'm not jealous. I'm just asking a question.

    Tami: That is adorable that you're jealous.

    Coach Taylor: You like that?

    6. When he laid down the hard, cold truth about sex and boys.

    7. When he laughed in the face of anyone wanting to marry his daughter.

    Matt: I'd like your permission to marry your daughter, sir.

    Coach Taylor: [laughing] You...you what?

    8. When he understood that comebacks are a true and ancient art form.

    Man on phone: Lions suck!

    Coach Taylor: Haha, hey, you know what? Go to hell.

    9. When he knew that you don't always have to say "I love you" with just three words.

    10. When he stopped the fear of failing from taking over.

    11. When he knew that listening to your gut will lead you in the right direction.

    12. When he explained that it's not about being the best, it's about being the best person you can be.

    Coach Taylor: Listen to me, I said you need to strive to be better. I didn't say you needed to be better than everyone else. But you gotta try. That's what character is. It's in the trying.

    13. When he taught everyone that change comes from believing in yourself and giving it your all.

    Coach Taylor: If you give a hundred percent of yourself tonight, people are gonna look at you differently. People are gonna think of you differently. And I promise you, you're gonna look and think differently about yourselves.

    14. When he took away the weight of the world from those with heavy shoulders.

    15. When he knew that hatred is never the right choice.

    Matt: I hate him. I hate my dad.

    Coach Taylor: Hey, don't do that. Don't make that mistake. You think about what you just said, you get ready to go and come inside. I'll take you home.

    16. When he looked at those who were down, and brought them back up.

    Coach Taylor: Every man, at some point in his life, is going to lose a battle. He is going to fight and he is going to lose. But what makes him a man is that, in the midst of that battle, he does not lose himself.

    17. When he made you truly believe that there is nothing wrong with you.

    18. And, of course, when he revealed the secret to life.

    Thank you for being you, Coach Taylor.