Auburn makes sure fallen Tiger not forgotten at SEC Media Days
JUL 14, 2014 4:15p ET
It was a busy day for the Auburn Tigers contigent at Day 1 of SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama.
Malzahn then had to discuss (well, sort of) his decision to not bring Marshall to the SEC Media Days.
Those were the meat-and-potato items from Auburn's session, but one thing that shouldn't go unmentioned is what Auburn's representatives did for former Tiger Philip Lutzenkirchen.
Earlier this month, Lutzenkirchen died in a car accident. He had played for Malzahn on the 2010 national championship team, but more importantly, he's remembered as a compassionate person and good teammate.
So to make sure he wasn't forgotten, Malzahn and Auburn's players wore pins featuring his number -- 43 -- on their suits while they faced the cameras in Hoover.
Here's a look at the pin on C.J. Uzomah:
Malzahn said there are discussions in the works about a bigger way to honor Lutzenkirchen this season.
“There will be definitely something to honor Phillip,” Malzahn said. “Phillip, that was an extremely tough thing. He was a great person. He was the very first player I ever recruited as an Auburn coach. Got a great family.
“He’s very unique. His teammates loved him. He was a true Auburn man. ... One of the better players to ever put on an Auburn uniform.”
Well done, Tigers.
(h/t For The Win)