As "Friday Night Lights" his theaters this Friday and the ESPN Book Club debuts on Page 2, ESPN.com takes an in-depth look at the story of Odessa (Texas) Permian High School football: FROM THE ESPN BOOK CLUB:
|As Charlie Billingsley, Tim McGraw lives vicariously through his son, Don, and Permian's 1988 season.|
|McGraw says it wasn't that difficult to leave his own personality behind and get into the character.|
|In his first feature film, McGraw gets some instruction from director Peter Berg, center, and actor Billy Bob Thornton.|
Check out a clip from "Friday Night Lights," as Boobie Miles tries to make Permian QB Mike Winchell smile.
Watch Coach Gaines deliver his locker room speech.