On Monday, Netflix renewed the documentary series Last Chance U for another season. Now, the folks in Scooba, Mississippi, and the players and coaches at East Mississippi Community College will be able to redeem themselves from last years strange end.
The first season of the documentary followed the Lion players and coaches as they strived for their third JUCO national championship in three years. While the roster was housed with many talented and capable athletes, the EMCC season ended after a massive brawl with Mississippi Delta disqualified Coach Buddy Stephens and the team from reaching the playoffs.
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Netflix vice president of original documentary programming had this to say about the show returning.
“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Greg Whiteley who has genuinely captured both the struggles and triumphs these young men face in a world that often seems designed to hold them back,” Nishimura said. “Coach Buddy Stephens, Academic Advisor Brittany Wagner and the entire team at EMCC have bravely opened their doors for the filmmakers to capture their real world as it unfolds. We eagerly anticipate having a front row seat as they continue to fight for their dreams in the coming season.”
Current Auburn quarterback hopeful, John Franklin III, was highlighted in the show last season, as he competed for the starting job at EMCC and eventually received his scholarship offer from Auburn. Other notable quarterbacks that have played under Stephens include Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, and former Rebel signal caller Bo Wallace.
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