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OT: Netflix's Last Chance U
Has anyone else watched the mini-doc on Netflix called Last Chance U? If you haven't I recommend it. It's about a dominate JUCO in MS called East Mississippi CC. They recruit a lot of kids that were high star recruits but left or were kicked off their respective programs for various reasons (academics, getting in trouble, no playing time, ect). Also you'll get to see some of your program logos as the recruiters go down there to watch these kids to see if they are worth offering a scholarship. One of UAB's new recruits, running back DJ Law is highly featured too.

Overall, I really enjoyed it and binge watched all 6 episodes (each ep is an hour long) yesterday. It's worth checking it out.
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Thanks for the heads up. I'll try to check it out.
07-31-2016 08:11 AM
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Thanks for the info. The list of players who have come through that program is quite impressive.
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cj reavis who signed to Marshall is also on there but in a lesser role
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MS JUCO ball is something every football fan should experience. You could make a documentary about any team in the state and get some fascinating stories.
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My wife & I watched the first two episodes last night. Pretty interesting so far.
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Have they shown the under the table payment to the kids yet? Or have they shown the kids having their class work done for them? That program is more corrupt than most sec schools.
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We (USM) picked up a couple of the receivers from the team featured. They were not featured, but in the game footage, they make some great catches. Our coaches (at the time) on the recruiting trail are on a couple of the episodes.

This documentary was inspired by the popular GQ article from a few years ago on MS JUCO football. I also picked up on some flavor of a book on the history of MS JUCO football called "The Toughest League in America." I coached in this league for a short time. It really is the toughest league in America. A lot of DI players would not survive a year in the MS JUCO league. It is as rough as depicted in the documentary. Nothing that you see is exaggerated in the film. As a matter of fact, I have seen much worse, especially on the recruiting side.

Consider how tough the league is... Rochester was ranked #2 in the country
during the season. They beat typical non-MS teams on their schedule unmercifully. East MS, the team on the film, beat Northwest MS by 36 points. Northwest went on to represent MS as its' second best team in the MS bowl. MS's second-best team beat #1 Rochester 66-13. It could have been 100-0. If it had been East MS playing, Buddy would have easily put up 100. MS JUCO football is just that good.

Look out for the scene with the starting quarterback trashing UAB. He calls the letters that they send him "a waste of trees."

In scenes where they are sorting through stacks of recruiting letters, our envelopes really stand out. At least we are doing something right.
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(07-31-2016 02:08 PM)Thegoldstandard Wrote:  Have they shown the under the table payment to the kids yet? Or have they shown the kids having their class work done for them? That program is more corrupt than most sec schools.

There is one kid talking to a an FCS recruiter (Southeastern Louisiana I think). The recruiter says "What can we do to get you to come to us?" The kid says on camera "I want my number." The recruiter says "no problem what else?" The kid says "I can't say because there are cameras." The recruiter flat out said "I know what you're talking about and we follow all NCAA regulations and will not comply with that request by any means." I was floored.

It's a pretty intense and really interesting docu-series.
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(07-31-2016 03:28 PM)born in the burg Wrote:  Look out for the scene with the starting quarterback trashing UAB. He calls the letters that they send him "a waste of trees."

That was John Franklin III who committed to Auburn. And he was the backup, who didn't do anything that season other than a first half show against one of the worst teams in the league. No matter the team offer I thought that was nasty and unappreciative of the opportunity. It's one thing to say in private, but in front of cameras was just tacky
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