Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has pressures from all around. Written by
If You're Going To Win At Any Cost, Be Prepared To Pay The Price
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Said to be based on the career of Tates Locke while coach at Clemson University from 1970 to 1975. As told in the 1982 SI expose. See more
After the losing season at the start of the movie, Coach Bell travels to see Butch play a high school game. The college season outlasts the high school season by weeks to months. There is no chance that Butch's team is playing a home game after the college's regular season is over. There is a small chance that the coach could have gone to a State Tournament game to see Butch play, but even those tournaments are over before the college season ends. In addition, most high school players have signed a letter of intent early in their senior year making a recruiting trip in the early spring unrealistic. It is understandable from a pacing perspective why the film was shot this way. The coach has another losing season and decides not to let it happen again and goes after the Blue Chip players to be better next year. In the real world, he would have been making the recruiting trips (or his assistant coaches would have) much earlier, during the season and not after it. See more
You took the purest thing in your life and corrupted it, for what? For what?
Referenced in Workaholics: Timechair
Baby, Please Don't Go
by Big Joe Williams
(as Joe Williams)
Performed by Them
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