SEC Commissioner Mike Slive kicked off SEC Media Days 2014 with a speech that included quotes from Dwight Eisenhower and Nelson Mandela.
Slive talked about the many nation championships that the SEC claimed in the last 12 months and how Auburn came so close to bringing home another title in football in a game that Slive says was "one minute too long".
Next to the podium was Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn who took an immediate question about QB Nick Marshall who was not allowed to attend SEC Media Days as planned after he was cited over the weekend for marijuana possession.
Malzahn says that it's a privilege to represent a school at SEC Media Days and Marshall gave up his privilege. More questions followed about Marshall's upcoming disciplinary action and Malzahn repeatedly said that he's not ready to answer that question.
Malzahn talked about making plays against Bama and his reaction to the news of former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen's death.
DE Gabe Wright talked with the media about his time in Columbus at Carver High School and what his expectations are following a season that came up just short of a National Championship.
Up next: Florida