The annual preseason football friendly known as SEC media days descended on Hoover, Alabama, earlier this week, and the Auburn Tigers were front and center from the beginning.
The defending SEC champions were the first in the spotlight—after SEC commissioner Mike Slive's annual address, of course—and media members from all over the country wanted to hear head coach Gus Malzahn and his team's take on their remarkable turnaround 2013 season and what lies ahead for them.
Malzahn wasted no time in addressing an off-field incident for one of the team's leaders, updating the injury status of a star defensive player and breaking down his goals for 2014.
The Tigers brought a trio of seniors to media days: defensive tackle Gabe Wright, center Reese Dismukes and tight end C.J. Uzomah, who gave their insight on the past, present and future of Auburn football.
With the entire event now in the rearview mirror for the SEC, let's take a look at the main takeaways and a few of the best quotes from the Tigers' time in Hoover Monday.