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Oct. 01, 1993
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Against the Grain

Insurance salesman Ed Clemons has just taken on the task of coaching the slumping high school football team of the small, but football-crazy town of Sumpter, Texas. He is given just one season to turn the fumbling teens around, and he throws himself into the job wholeheartedly. Though his methods ruffle the feathers of the quiet little town...


Against the Grain Season 1 (1993)

1x01 1 1x01 Pilot
Ed Clemons' new job as Sumpter High's football coach thrusts his family into the spotlight; Wife Maggie re-enters the work force.
Oct. 01, 1993
1x02 1 1x02 The Buck Stops...There
Jill announces she is quitting school; Ed tries to boost a star player's self-esteem.
Oct. 08, 1993
1x03 1 1x03 Respect
A potential client wines and dines Maggie, but Ed suspects his motives.
Oct. 15, 1993
1x04 1 1x04 The Reunion
Ed meets his high-school sweetheart at his class reunion and regresses.
Oct. 29, 1993
1x05 1 1x05 Don't Be a Stranger
Joe Willie visits Jill at college.
Nov. 05, 1993
1x06 1 1x06 Two-Minute Drill
The Mustangs lose their star player on the eve of a game with the state's best team, jeopardizing Ed's career.
Nov. 12, 1993
1x07 1 1x07 E Pluribus Unum
Ed's night-school professor dislikes athletes; Joe Willie's soccer teammates resent an exchange student.
Dec. 17, 1993
1x08 1 1x08 A House is Not a Home
Maggie aids an elderly couple whose insurance claim was denied after losing their home in a fire.
Dec. 24, 1993
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