The SEC Storied franchise, from the creators of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 series, focuses on the people, teams, moments and events that tell the ongoing story of the Southeastern Conference.
The two new ESPN Films in the "SEC Storied" collection are scheduled to air on consecutive Tuesdays this fall. The first, "SEC Storied: No Experience Required," documents the story of famed 12th Man tradition and the Texas A&M's 1983 kickoff team. Directed by Emmy Award winning director Kenan K. Holley, the film is set to debut Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on SEC Network.
The second film, "SEC Storied: Repeat after Us," premieres the following Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on SEC Network. Also directed by an Emmy Award winner, director Jonathan Hock, the documentary chronicles the unity of Florida basketball's 2006 and 2007 starting lineup that secured back-to-back National Championships.
SEC Storied: No Experience Required
"Join the team." It is a mantra that Texas A&M students have lived by since E. King Gill came out of the stands as a student to suit up for an injury riddled A&M football team in 1922. "Stand as one" is what Aggie students do through every home game as the 12th Man to show that they are one with their team on the field. In 1983, Aggie Head Coach Jackie Sherrill, under the pressures of having signed the the richest coaching contract in college football history and delivering only a 5-6 record in his first season, came up with a crazy idea. Emmy Award winner Kenan K. Holley (also directed SEC Storied's "Dominque Belongs to Us" and "The Walk Off") directs the tale of a coach willing to take a risk. Sherrill decided his kickoff coverage team would be made up entirely of regular college students. Hundreds tried out; few made it. The few who made it went from being disrespected by their scholarship teammates and ridiculed by the press as a publicity stunt, to becoming the most feared kickoff team in America.
SEC Storied: Repeat After Us
The likes of Florida's 2006, 2007 back-to-back National Championships may never be seen again. A starting line-up of college basketball players having cut down the nets and some facing multi-million dollar opportunities in the NBA, decide all together to turn down the money and return to school for the chance to win it again. Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, and Lee Humphrey, led by head coach Billy Donovan, learned togetherness, loyalty, and how to deliver a championship when a championship is expected. Emmy Award winning director Jonathan Hock directs the story of this team which became the first, and possibly last, college team to repeat national championship wins with the same starting lineup.
Past SEC Storied films: