John Franklin III: First season of 'Last Chance U' still the better season

  • Last Chance
  • 24/08/2017
John Franklin III: First season of 'Last Chance U' still the better season
The second season of Last Chance U was pretty good, but it still doesnt measure up to the first season, Florida Atlantic receiver John Franklin III said.

It aint got nothing on Season One, Franklin said Sunday during FAUs Media Day. I got a chance to watch it, it was pretty good. I think we had more characters on ours, personality-types. It was a good show, though.

The review shouldnt be too shocking, given that Franklin was one of the central figures in the first season of the Netflix series that chronicled the football team at East Mississippi Community College. Franklin transferred to EMCC from Florida State looking for playing time. He then signed with Auburn, graduated earlier this month, before transferring to FAU.

Franklin practiced for the first time with the Owls last Friday and figures to be a key part of the FAU receiving corps.

Franklin was a main character in Season One, leaping onto the national stage alongside teammates Ronald Ollie, D.J. Law and Wyatt Roberts. Coach Buddy Stephens and academic advisor Brittany Wagner also became recognizable names.

There was no Ollie, the main attraction, Franklin said of Season Two. They missed some key personalities that could have made it better, in my opinion, a lot of people I talk to. It was still a good show.

A few of the second season personalities are also in Boca Raton with Franklin. Quarterback DeAndre Johnson, defensive end Tim Bonner, assistant coach Clint Trickett and graduate assistant C.J. Johnson are all with FAU this season.

Wagner stopped at FAU two weeks ago to visit.

Franklin said he still keeps in touch with many of his EMCC teammates, adding that he met some of his closest friends in Scooba, Miss.

You make bonds with people because its so boring and so miserable, Franklin said. Juco is really, really hard and people dont really understand that. The show really doesnt do it justice because youve got to be there living through it to really feel what its like.

Now that I look back on it, it was a great time because of the people that I met.
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