Marty Smith talks about the vulnerability it took to write his book Never Settle: Sports, Family, and the American Soul

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ESPN’s Marty Smith joined Jordy and T-Bob on Off the Bench to talk about LSU.

“I love that program, there is so much authenticy in that program, so much intensity,” Smith said. I just don’t know if they are ready to take that step to beat Bama.”

Smith talks about how he “lives for the grind,” as he travels around the South to talk football.

Also, Smith discussed seeing his book Never Settle: Sports, Family, and the American Soul for the first time and what it was like to write it. It took an incredible amount of vulnerability and ability to be relatable to get the book finished.

“It was such a unique mixture of emotions, humility, sadness because I wrote about my parents who I lost very young,” Smith said. “It was this amazing thought that all of this work was right here in my hands.”

Furthermore, Smith discussed the main story lines out of SEC Media Days. He talks about how his priority wasn’t to talk about “left tackle battles,” but to dig deep and get to know the players and coaches.

Finally, he talks about the amazing moment he met Michael Jordan.

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