The show was immensely entertaining, albeit based on improbable character sketches.
Craig T. Nelson plays the politically incorrect coach Hayden Fox, an obvious allusion to the Iowa football coach Hayden Fry. He courts, and eventually gets engaged to and marries the more liberal-minded Christine Armstrong. One wonders how such a relationship might play out in real life.
The most improbable characters were the Assistant Coaches, Dauber Dybinski and Luther van Dam. Though admittedly hilarious, their knowledge of the game of football, or their knowledge of anything else for that matter, makes it a wonder that the coaching staff can stay together very long.
The show was funny and entertaining. It seems they ran out of plots for the characters rather quickly, but the ratings propped the show up long enough to outlive its course.
And would it have been too much to ask that the Minnesota State mascot be named the Mavericks, as they are, rather than the Screaming Eagles?