LSU football is the No. 1 topic of discussion every day on SEC Country’s One Team, One Podcast. Host Carter ‘The Power” Bryant is joined in this episode by ESPN’s Anish Shroff to discuss the biggest storylines heading into LSU versus Syracuse, the strengths of Orange head coach Dino Babers, if the Ed Orgeron criticism is fair, his biggest challenges as an Indian-American broadcaster and more.
Anish Shroff visits LSU practice
Shroff’s first ever call of LSU athletics will be on Saturday, where the Tigers will play his alma mater Syracuse. He was able to watch the Bayou Bengals go to work.
Though Shroff could not go into great detail of what he saw, he did feel the energy of the spirits of the Tigers were high.
Ed Orgeron versus Dino Babers
The biggest storylines heading into Saturday’s tilt in Death Valley surround the head coach coaches says Shroff.
The early visceral criticism of Orgeron is not unwarranted. Shroff believes Tiger fans disgruntled about a 30-point loss to Mississippi State have a right to be skeptical of a man with a limited track record.
Babers believes his offense is about to hit a major stride says Shroff. Quarterback Eric Dungey is an explosive athlete and receiver Steve Ishmael leads college football in receptions.
Indian-American broadcaster challenges
Shroff says the biggest obstacles he has faced have come from people from his own culture. He shared thoughts about his ethnic identity in a recent TED talk and how that has shaped him as a person.
One of the coolest experiences Shroff has had was taking a Patron shot with “The Office” and “Hot Tub Time Machine” star Craig Robinson. He shares how that experience came together.
Derrius Guice is active
LSU announced running back Derrius Guice will play on Saturday despite Orgeron stating otherwise on his weekly radio show the day before. Bryant reacts to that news while also giving his weekly SEC picks against the spread.
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