On this week’s episode of The OTT, I interview Brittany Wagner,Â the star of “Last Chance U,”Â Netflix’s six-part documentary aboutÂ the East Mississippi Community College football program. Wagner is the academic advisor at EMCC and, in the weeks since the series came out, has become America’s sweetheart. Matt had Brittany on his podcast last week (even though I booked my interview first, grr), but she was able to sit down with me on Friday for an hour to explore some topics in depth, including…
— How she’s bingeÂ watching “Friday Night Lights” to figure out those Tami Taylor comparisons
— How she originally wanted to work for ESPN, but found her calling as an academic advisor
— The emotional roller coaster of taking kids under her wing and then seeing them leave
— Why Za’Darius Smith and AJ Stamps are two of her favorite former students
— What she’s going to do with all those pencils people keep sending her
— And much, much more.
Also, please send Brittany a note on Twitter @Brittany_MSgirl to thank her for coming on.