Chat with Marcus Dupree
Welcome to SportsNation! On Friday, we'll have Marcus Dupree stopping by to talk about "The Best That Never Was" that is part of ESPN's 30 for 30 project, commemorating ESPN's 30th anniversary. The film debuts Tuesday night (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring 30 films from some of today's finest storytellers, detailing the events that transformed the sports landscape from 1979 to 2009. In "The Best That Never Was," eight-time Emmy Award winner Jonathan Hock tells the story of Marcus Dupree and how he changed college recruiting forever. Big-time programs flocked to his hometown of Philadelphia, Miss., a town that was a decade removed from being a flashpoint in the civil-rights struggle.
Dupree took the attention in stride, and committed to Oklahoma. What followed, though, was a forgettable college career littered with conflict, injury and oversized expectations. The documentary examines why this star burned out so young and how he ultimately used football to redeem himself.
Send your questions now and join Dupree Friday at 3 p.m. ET!