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Last Chance U: College Football’s Incredible Off-The-Grid Farm System

Down in Mississippi, an unlikely NFL farm system is flourishing under the Thursday-night lights. You’ve never heard of the players, even the defensive end named Lyndon Baines Johnson Jr. You’ve never heard of the coaches, even the one who’s a former prison guard. You’ve probably never even heard of the schools. But this community-college circuit of NCAA flameouts and disciplinary misfits has somehow produced a staggering number of Division I and pro athletes.