Samuel L. Jackson is really badass and I would watch anything starring this guy. And thank God he was there, otherwise the whole thing would have been really boring to watch. I mean, don't get me wrong, it is a decent sport flick based (how surprising!) on a real story and it was rather entertaining. But it is decent, nothing more, since it follows the usual rules of the genre without much inspiration(the coach arrives at the school, they hate him but of course, he is a freaking genius so they start to win games and eventually, they love him pretty bad...). Furthermore, I didn't really buy the whole studying thing. I mean, you need more than a few scenes showing the players with some books to convince me that this movie was not about sport but about studying. They try this way to give some extra meaning but I didn't work out very well. Still, in its genre, it is not bad and rather entertaining, just really predictable. On a sidenote, it is also interesting to notice that Channing Tatum gave his acting debut in this film. To conclude, it was allright and it is actually worth a look, especially if you like the genre.