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Netflix original series: Last Chance U inspires audiences

By Griffin Quadro, Sports Staff

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This Netflix original series follows a group of young men on the rise of becoming NFL stars. The players are the most recent recruits at East Mississippi Community College, which has three national championship titles over five years. The team is led by intimidating coach Buddy Stephens, whose win-or-else methods have helped players reach the NFL. These players usually come from D1 school with wanting a second chance from making a bad decision.

25 players out of this organization has made it to the NFL many known players like LeGarrette Blount, RB he played at EMCC 2006, ’07 He had 367 carries, 2,292 yards, and 18 rushing touchdowns and is a Two-time Super Bowl champion. Jarran Reed, DT played from 2012, ’13 100 tackles, 10.5 for loss  and a 2015 national champion, second-round pick Seattle Seahawks. Antowain Smith, RB 1994 1,847 yards, he was the First-round pick Buffalo Bills, two-time Super Bowl champion. Chad Kelly, QB 2014 67 completion percentage, 3,906 passing yards, 47 touchdowns Prolific two-year career at Ole Miss University.  

Some players like QB De’Andre Johnson was booted by FSU after video showed he’d punched a woman at a bar.The show depicts Division I coaches being cautious about showing interest in him because his action. But with EMC and his D1 talent he had a great year leading them to a state championship. And will play for FAU this year in 2017.RB Isaiah Wright, who took over for Law as the team’s top RB in 2016, eventually signed with Division II West Georgia after an all-around brutal year. But he left the school before the 2017 season. In September, he was reportedly charged with criminal homicide in connection with a July murder in Tennessee. LB Dakota Allen lost his spot at Texas Tech because of a burglary charge but is returning to TTU after leading EMCC in tackles and appearing to be a model citizen on the show.

EMC’s leadership also got a major shake-up at the end of 2016. Head coach Buddy Stephens is back in 2017, but both coordinators and Trickett left the coaching staff as Wagner, the players’ favorite grown-up on campus, left to start a business. East Mississippi State community college is one of the best in the country but with the Lack of compassion and red hot temper Stephens has is a big Red flag kids have for playing for him.

This Netflix series is definitely an A+ for sports fans it shows how people can overcome adversity and is truly motivating.