Last Chance U
Director: Greg Whiteley, Adam Ridley
Runtime: Two seasons, episodes about 55 minutes long
If you got a second chance but knew that second chance was also your last chance, what would you do with it?
It’s the question that each player on the East Mississippi Community College football team is confronted with when he walks onto the field. As one of the best junior college football teams with three national championships, East Mississippi isn’t a place where chances go to be squandered—it’s a place that demands deep respect for the sport and tall dreams for the future. It’s last chance university.
Last Chance U tugged on our hearts as this two-season docuseries followed Coach Buddy Stephens, Athletic Academic Advisor Brittany Wagner, and the East Mississippi Lions through tumultuous, heartbreaking, and victorious seasons, as exceptional players put it all out on the field for one last chance at catching the eye of a Division 1 school.
— Angelina Danae