Two-A-Days
StarringAlex Binder
Kristin Boyle
Max Lerner
Ross Wilson
Dwarn "Repete" Smith
Bryan Morgan
Rush Propst
John "Goose" Dunham
Jeremy Pruitt
Cornelius Williams
Opening theme"The War" by
Angels & Airwaves
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producersJason Sciavicco, Dave Sirulnick
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkMTV
Original releaseAugust 23, 2006 (2006-08-23) –
March 27, 2007 (2007-03-27)

Two-A-Days is an MTV reality show that chronicled the lives of teens at Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama, a suburb of nearby Birmingham. It focused on the members of the school's highly rated Hoover Buccaneers football team during the season, while they balanced athletics with school and relationships.

The show premiered on August 23, 2006, at 10:30 P.M. EDT and subsequently was broadcast weekly on Wednesdays at the same time. The show began on MTV Canada on September 7, 2006, at 10 P.M. EDT. Repeat episodes of the show are also shown on CMT, MTV's sister channel, at various times.

In Hoover, the show's premiere episode was shown to the cast, their families and supporters at a local theater; the event was staged as a movie premiere, with the traditional red carpet replaced by a carpet of artificial turf, complete with stripes as would be found on a football field. The second season began on Tuesday, January 30, 2007.

Season 1

Two-A-Days debuted on August 23, 2006, with a 60-minute pilot episode and continued with eight additional episodes that lasted 30 minutes each. The first season followed the Hoover Buccaneers football team during the 2005 season while they competed for their fourth consecutive state championship and dealt with many obstacles along the way. In the pilot episode, the Buccaneers defeated Nease High School of Florida, a team led by 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.[1]

Cast of Characters:

Life after Season 1

Season 2

On September 27, 2006, Hoover City Schools and MTV announced plans for a second season of "Two-A-Days" that would air on January 30 at 10:30p (ET/PT).Breaking News – Latest World, US, Science, Entertainment, Election, Technology News and Current Events MTV sent out a film crew to Hoover to begin filming, starting with the Bucs' Week 6 game against John Curtis Christian High School of River Ridge, Louisiana. Then sixth-ranked John Curtis rallied from a 14-0 first quarter deficit to defeat top-ranked Hoover 28-14, led by high school All-American Joe McKnight. The game was nationally televised on ESPNU. Filming continued through the 2006 playoffs, which ended when Hoover lost 35-21 to Prattville High School in the Class 6A championship game, ending a streak of four straight state titles.

The 2007 senior football class, the focus of the second season of the show, was considered by some recruiters to be superior to the 2006 class portrayed in the series' first season, with wide receiver Brandon Clear, guard Patrick Crump, center Ryan Pugh, defensive end Byron Clear, and defensive tackle Josh Chapman all considered legitimate Division I prospects.[9] Defensive Tackle Kerry Murphy had already announced his intention to attend the University of Alabama, making that announcement shortly after Nick Saban was named the Crimson Tide's new head coach. (Murphy later became a part of an investigation into possible changing of grades by Hoover High faculty, centering on Propst.)

Cast of Characters:

Life after Season 2

Rush Propst controversy

Coach Rush Propst was the subject of intense pressure after an investigation of charges that grades for some football players were changed, to allow them to meet eligibility regulations, and also came under fire for using ineligible players, which resulted in the Alabama High School Athletic Association forcing Hoover to forfeit four games. Propst came under further fire because of allegations of personal indiscretions, including extramarital affairs. On October 30, 2007, Propst resigned from the head coaching position of Hoover High School effective at the end of the season, while admitting to extramarital affairs and living a double life. Propst revealed he was married to two women and had children with both.[14] Propst's career officially ended on November 24, 2007, as Hoover lost to arch-rival Vestavia Hills in a state quarterfinal playoff game. In January 2008, Propst accepted the head coaching job at Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Georgia.

In 2013, Propst returned to Hoover as coach of the Colquitt High School Packers to face off against the Bucs. Hoover won the game, 24–10. Prior to the game, Propst was featured on ESPN's E:60 series, where he revealed his extramarital affairs cost him a job with Nick Saban's coaching staff at Alabama, and he recently survived throat cancer. Propst remains in Georgia with Stefnie (the woman he had an affair with) and their children. Both Rush and Stefnie called their relationship "love at first sight."[15]

Season 3

As Hoover High School continued to struggle with controversy over allegations of wrongdoings in its athletic program and in Propst's personal life, Humidity Entertainment declined to exercise its option for a third season. Instead, it announced that a similar program called Varsity Inc. would be filmed at West Monroe High School in West Monroe, Louisiana. The program was to be aired on ESPN2 and would focus more on the football program and less on the private lives of its players and coaches.[16]

Music

Two-A-Days Basketball Edition

In 2007, the producers of Two-A-Days decided to create a basketball spin-off version of the original series. They chose Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky as the most desirable location because of the school's strong basketball tradition as well as the state of Kentucky's love of basketball. The crew started filming at the school for a short time until the Jefferson County Public School board rejected MTV's contract on the grounds that it would be a distraction to the school. Elizabethtown High School in Elizabethtown also allowed film crews to document the lives of another basketball season, but this was discontinued due to similar issues that JCPS had.[citation needed]

References

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  2. ^ "'Two-A-Days' player arrested last month in vehicle break-in", Birmingham News, August 24, 2006, News
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  6. ^ Baseball in Ross Wilson's future with Crimson Tide AL.com recruiting page, August 25, 2006
  7. ^ Herring eager to return Columbus Ledger-Equirer 23 August 2006
  8. ^ "Profile of Cornelius Williams". Troytrojans.com. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
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  13. ^ "Profile of Michael DeJohn on University of Alabama Athletics website". Rolltide.com. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  14. ^ Crawford, Cindy (2007-10-30). "'Rush Propst Resigns as Hoover Football Coach, Admits Affair". Fox 6 News, AL. Archived from the original on 2008-09-25.
  15. ^ "An odd homecoming for Rush Propst". ESPN.com. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  16. ^ Crawford, Cindy (2007-08-28). "'Two-A-Days' moves from MTV to ESPN". Birmingham Business Journal.