Certified fresh at 95 percent by Rotten Tomatoes, ‘Last Chance U’ has chronicled two seasons at powerhouse East Mississippi Community College, where once highly-touted college athletes transfer to in order to garner a second chance at playing at Division I Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
This year, the season three of the show travels to a new school and a new location. Independence, Kansas is somewhere halfway between Wichita and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and now it’s playing host to Netflix’s hit documentary series.
‘Last Chance U‘ Season Three features a junior college football program that’s quite the opposite of EMCC: the Independence Community College Pirates.
Independence Community College has fielded a notoriously dull football team over the past two decades, much to the chagrin of local residents. After a coaching change, the Pirates get the spotlight with a chance to reboot the program as an elite junior college in the country.
After watching the ICC football program finish with a 13-34 record from 2012 to 2016, the school went out and hired Jason Brown as its new coach. At two different junior college programs, Brown was named Coach of the Year and had a No. 1 ranked offense in JUCO football in the state of California.
Coach Jason Brown has graduated 130 players to Division I programs.
Through two seasons of the show, ‘Last Chance U’ highlighted coach Buddy Stephens and talents like former Florida State recruit John Franklin III, who transferred to Auburn, and now is competing for a roster spot with the Chicago Bears in the NFL. Dakota Allen, a transfer from season two, was named All-Big in 2017 at Texas Tech. This time around, the show is leaving Scooba, Mississippi.
EMCC is a four-time National Junior College Athletic Association champion, as well as six-time champion in its region; after the camera turned off, East Mississippi Community College went 11-1 and won the national championship in 2017.
Pull on your sweatpants, settle into a big batch of popcorn, and get ready to binge all of ‘Last Chance U’ season 3 this weekend on Netflix.