Last Chance U

Last Chance U

The title styled in block lettering like a college sweater logo written above a player's back

Series logo
Directed by Greg Whiteley
Music by Yuri Tománek
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
  • Adam Leibowitz
  • Adam Ridley
Location(s) Scooba, Mississippi, United States
Running time 57 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Netflix
Original release July 29, 2016 (2016-07-29)

Last Chance U is a 2016 documentary series produced by Netflix showcasing the 2015 American football season for East Mississippi Community College. The series was released worldwide on July 29, 2016.[1] Netflix has renewed for a second season following the EMCC Lions, coach Buddy Stephens, and academic advisor Brittany Wagner.[2]


The crew followed the EMCC Lions in 2015 as they attempted to win their third consecutive national championship, fourth in five seasons.[3] The crew is on-site for a brawl that ends the team's season and their chance at the championship.


The series was given a positive review by SB Nation's Jason Kirk who summed it up as a "carefully crafted drama with personalities to care about."[3]


Season one focuses on a handful of players on the squad as well as the head coach and academic advisor.[4]

Player Position Transfer In Transfer Out Notes
John Franklin III QB Florida State Auburn Franklin is officially on the Auburn Football roster and is competing with two other potential starters for the 2016 starting QB job.[5]
Wyatt Roberts QB Mississippi State On the show, Roberts mentions that if big offers don't come in, he's going to be content to move on to Mississippi State, where he would attend as a student and not walk-on to the football team.

True to his word, Roberts did not walk-on to Mississippi State.[4] However, after a quarterback transferred out of the team, Head Coach Dan Mullen approached Wyatt, who then walked-on to the team.[6]

Dacoruis (D.J.) Law RB UAB Law was officially admitted to UAB after final clearance was provided on August 30, 2016.
Ronald Ollie DT Nicholls State
Marcel Andry DT Nicholls State
Gary McCrae OL Louisville
Isaiah Wright RB Wright was a freshman during season 1.



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