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RE: OT: Netflix's Last Chance U
(08-01-2016 08:44 AM)eagle04 Wrote:  I've been watching it myself. It is a very raw documentary. I think it shows exactly how many kids are not ready for the student side of student-athlete. A lot of the kids are honest about it too. They say "man, before I got here I never went to class" or never had to do the work, the teacher just passed them

Also, the Roberts kid, lots of people claiming he was in the same "D1 or bust" mindset as the Franklin kid (who in my mind is a chump). I could be wrong but I thought in one of the earlier episodes he said something to the extent of if he got an offer to play somewhere else he would go, if not he was just going to Ms St to finish his degree bc "eventually you gotta go to work". Loved hearing that.

ya, it was amazing the lack of maturity by the players concerning their school work, I felt sorry for the academic advisor whose job was to make sure the kids take their studies seriously, I mean it was laughable when she shows up at a class to find out the majority of the players didn't even bring a notebook and pen, and to them it seem to be a big joke.
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RE: OT: Netflix's Last Chance U
(08-01-2016 12:13 PM)moehler Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 08:44 AM)eagle04 Wrote:  I've been watching it myself. It is a very raw documentary. I think it shows exactly how many kids are not ready for the student side of student-athlete. A lot of the kids are honest about it too. They say "man, before I got here I never went to class" or never had to do the work, the teacher just passed them

Also, the Roberts kid, lots of people claiming he was in the same "D1 or bust" mindset as the Franklin kid (who in my mind is a chump). I could be wrong but I thought in one of the earlier episodes he said something to the extent of if he got an offer to play somewhere else he would go, if not he was just going to Ms St to finish his degree bc "eventually you gotta go to work". Loved hearing that.

ya, it was amazing the lack of maturity by the players concerning their school work, I felt sorry for the academic advisor whose job was to make sure the kids take their studies seriously, I mean it was laughable when she shows up at a class to find out the majority of the players didn't even bring a notebook and pen, and to them it seem to be a big joke.

I guess athletic scholastic promotion is still alive and well is our High Schools, if that's the kind of class work ethic they came to the next level with. I went to HS in North Carolina and I remember if you had a coach or (friend of the athletic program.. wink wink) as your teacher, it was a glorified study hall for those of who participated in athletics. Both of my parents were teachers, one at the University level and the other at the Community College level, so they did not allow me to slack, but the opportunities were there.
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On the second episode now, thanks for the recommendation.
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RE: OT: Netflix's Last Chance U
(08-01-2016 03:00 PM)Herd-in-ATL Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 12:13 PM)moehler Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 08:44 AM)eagle04 Wrote:  I've been watching it myself. It is a very raw documentary. I think it shows exactly how many kids are not ready for the student side of student-athlete. A lot of the kids are honest about it too. They say "man, before I got here I never went to class" or never had to do the work, the teacher just passed them

Also, the Roberts kid, lots of people claiming he was in the same "D1 or bust" mindset as the Franklin kid (who in my mind is a chump). I could be wrong but I thought in one of the earlier episodes he said something to the extent of if he got an offer to play somewhere else he would go, if not he was just going to Ms St to finish his degree bc "eventually you gotta go to work". Loved hearing that.

ya, it was amazing the lack of maturity by the players concerning their school work, I felt sorry for the academic advisor whose job was to make sure the kids take their studies seriously, I mean it was laughable when she shows up at a class to find out the majority of the players didn't even bring a notebook and pen, and to them it seem to be a big joke.

I guess athletic scholastic promotion is still alive and well is our High Schools, if that's the kind of class work ethic they came to the next level with. I went to HS in North Carolina and I remember if you had a coach or (friend of the athletic program.. wink wink) as your teacher, it was a glorified study hall for those of who participated in athletics. Both of my parents were teachers, one at the University level and the other at the Community College level, so they did not allow me to slack, but the opportunities were there.

Just to put things into perspective, the Ollie kid went to the same high school as Jerrell Powe.

Enough said.
08-02-2016 07:42 AM
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RE: OT: Netflix's Last Chance U
I binged all day Sunday after church... got through the whole thing. Very good. Thanks for the heads up.
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RE: OT: Netflix's Last Chance U
(08-02-2016 07:42 AM)southernmiss4ever Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 03:00 PM)Herd-in-ATL Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 12:13 PM)moehler Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 08:44 AM)eagle04 Wrote:  I've been watching it myself. It is a very raw documentary. I think it shows exactly how many kids are not ready for the student side of student-athlete. A lot of the kids are honest about it too. They say "man, before I got here I never went to class" or never had to do the work, the teacher just passed them

Also, the Roberts kid, lots of people claiming he was in the same "D1 or bust" mindset as the Franklin kid (who in my mind is a chump). I could be wrong but I thought in one of the earlier episodes he said something to the extent of if he got an offer to play somewhere else he would go, if not he was just going to Ms St to finish his degree bc "eventually you gotta go to work". Loved hearing that.

ya, it was amazing the lack of maturity by the players concerning their school work, I felt sorry for the academic advisor whose job was to make sure the kids take their studies seriously, I mean it was laughable when she shows up at a class to find out the majority of the players didn't even bring a notebook and pen, and to them it seem to be a big joke.

I guess athletic scholastic promotion is still alive and well is our High Schools, if that's the kind of class work ethic they came to the next level with. I went to HS in North Carolina and I remember if you had a coach or (friend of the athletic program.. wink wink) as your teacher, it was a glorified study hall for those of who participated in athletics. Both of my parents were teachers, one at the University level and the other at the Community College level, so they did not allow me to slack, but the opportunities were there.

Just to put things into perspective, the Ollie kid went to the same high school as Jerrell Powe.

Enough said.

And for those who need a refresher on Jerrell Powe...he was a big time recruit give or take 7-8 years ago from Wayne County (MS) HS who went to Ole Miss but had trouble getting eligible and after a year or 2 his mom tells the media "He's a good kid, he just can't read". He was ruled ineligble his first 3 years at Ole Miss. His an article on the Powe kid

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/sport...act/25127/
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Watched all 6 episodes this weekend.

Very good indeed.

The star of the show, IMO, is the academic adviser. She is good at what she does, and seems to really care about the players more than just for football. She goes above and beyond.
08-07-2016 08:15 PM
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Best of luck to UAB with DJ Law and that coach is a piss poor example to kids he is trying to turn around.
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(08-11-2016 04:13 PM)wh49er Wrote:  Best of luck to UAB with DJ Law and that coach is a piss poor example to kids he is trying to turn around.

Did that kid graduate? It left off as him needing to graduate this past spring to be eligible for UAB.

Here are some of my takeaways/SPOILERS (finished last night):

1) coach is a D bag. This doc has to hurt his recruiting. Although I'd be all in for Season 2.
2) For a JUCO they have really nice facilities, uniforms and equipment.
3) The academic advisor doesn't get paid enough; might be on greenies; and is kind of hot.
4) The guy that "roars" at the games should win an award for unintentional comedy.
5) The homecoming queen thing was kind of weird. Do people really care about that in college? Maybe its a southern thing.
6) This is probably true in a lot of places around the U.S., but I bet most of those kids can't read above a 4th grade level. Some of the adults too. The kids that made it out of there to play more football better hope they graduate or make it to the NFL.
7) I'm surprised that other QB didn't get any better offers than Miss College. Not SEC or anything, but higher than D2 at least. I suppose he might have and they didn't mention it and he was "SEC or bust."
8) That QB thats going to Aurburn looks like a bust waiting to happen. What do I know though?

All in all, it was a great docu-series.
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RE: OT: Netflix's Last Chance U
(08-02-2016 07:42 AM)southernmiss4ever Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 03:00 PM)Herd-in-ATL Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 12:13 PM)moehler Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 08:44 AM)eagle04 Wrote:  I've been watching it myself. It is a very raw documentary. I think it shows exactly how many kids are not ready for the student side of student-athlete. A lot of the kids are honest about it too. They say "man, before I got here I never went to class" or never had to do the work, the teacher just passed them

Also, the Roberts kid, lots of people claiming he was in the same "D1 or bust" mindset as the Franklin kid (who in my mind is a chump). I could be wrong but I thought in one of the earlier episodes he said something to the extent of if he got an offer to play somewhere else he would go, if not he was just going to Ms St to finish his degree bc "eventually you gotta go to work". Loved hearing that.

ya, it was amazing the lack of maturity by the players concerning their school work, I felt sorry for the academic advisor whose job was to make sure the kids take their studies seriously, I mean it was laughable when she shows up at a class to find out the majority of the players didn't even bring a notebook and pen, and to them it seem to be a big joke.

I guess athletic scholastic promotion is still alive and well is our High Schools, if that's the kind of class work ethic they came to the next level with. I went to HS in North Carolina and I remember if you had a coach or (friend of the athletic program.. wink wink) as your teacher, it was a glorified study hall for those of who participated in athletics. Both of my parents were teachers, one at the University level and the other at the Community College level, so they did not allow me to slack, but the opportunities were there.

Just to put things into perspective, the Ollie kid went to the same high school as Jerrell Powe.

Enough said.

I believe that is the same school that Tracy Lampley went to as well.
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