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"Last Chance U" on Netflix

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Documentary about a fairly successful Juco in Mississippi. 6 episodes and I think they followed them for the 2015 season. Guess it's similar to Hard Knocks and All or nothing but in a college setting.

    Former Seminole QB John Franklin 3 is probably the most famous guy on the show. I'm one episode in and it looks decent especially if you follow college ball.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. Sounds like something I'd like. Need to check it out. (y)
     
  3. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I found it hard to pull for anyone in this show except maybe the OC. The HC is a complete douchebag and all the kids they follow are lazy dumbasses.

    Good show though.
     
  4. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I constantly feel sorry for the academic advisor/babysitter/nanny. I'm only like two episodes in but I was like WTF when she had to explain the QB that there's more to a girl than her tits and vagina.
     
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    FlatironsBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Spoiler alert!!
     
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  6. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Watching this made me wonder ... what kind of level is JUCO football? What kind of conference or division would you compare it to and what program would you compare the top JUCO teams to?
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Tough question. These are freshmen and sophomores. Seriously legit D1 and future NFL talent on the best teams, tho. I think the better JUCO programs could compete and win at the FCS level. Most JUCO programs would compete more at around the D2 level.
     
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    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Just started it last night and watched two episodes. Growing up in suburbia and going to a 90% white high school that was rated "Excellent" academically, it was pretty eye opening to see the lack of discipline in this kids with simple things like going to class, bringing a pencil, notebook, etc. This is amplified even more when you consider many of them know they will be at a D1 program if they can just focus for 6 months.

    As for the coach... He's clearly good at what he does and has been the benefactor of a lot of elite, troubled athletes washing out at their original SEC/ACC program, but he is definitely kind of a tool. He epitomizes that old school coaching stereotype of cussing players out, calling them names, and being a ridiculous hard ass. However, he did state that because of the way a lot of these kids were brought up, in order to get them to focus, work as a team (for once), and get to where they want to go, the staff has to treat them with kid gloves and tough love at the same time. That is an extremely hard, contradicting thing to do.
     
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    I thought it was ok. I found myself just feeling frustrated with how little these players care about anything other than football. I get that many of them come from effed up backgrounds, but why the advisor/babysitter lady invests so much time into these players, to the point of giving up her entire personal life, when they give zero ****s is beyond me. I'm in a role similar to her's (however, not in athletics), and if the student doesn't care or want to be helped, then I see no reason to go out of your way for them. It's college, not high school.
     
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    It kinda sucks so far. I am on episode 2. I feel sorry for the blonde lady (forget her name and title) but I feel like she might secretly do sexual favors .... I am just saying lol.
     
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    John Franklin III didn't win the Auburn QB job
     
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    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    He came off as the biggest douche in the whole show so it makes sense a head coach wouldn't want to hand their whole team over to him.
     
  13. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Look at the reigning NFL MVP's Instagram and tell me he isn't a douche ;)
     
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    Good. He cant throw.
    I still cant believe some of these guys passed classes seems fishy.
     
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    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    Haha I don't have Instagram so I wouldn't know but I get it. That kid just annoyed me most of the show. He is tiny too, sec kids are gonna love hitting him.
     
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    It's Mississippi juco lol they had a quiz on a book seventh grade teachers make us read in Colorado so it can't be that hard. She was no joke teaching the guy what irony was.
     
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    There is?o_O
     
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