Coach Mark Richt of the University of Georgia...
On UGA's offseason highlight:
"The biggest thing that happened in the offseason was that a lot of our guys who could've gone to the NFL chose to stay at Georgia. When those guys decided to stay and you got a chance to hear why, it built a tremendous amount of momentum and leadership."
On the exit of Isaiah Crowell:
"I think this team was coming together regardless of what happened with Isaiah. I don't think it caused any issue that set us back as far as the work they've put in or the season they expect to have."
On moving back the South Carolina game:
"If you're playing a great football team with experienced guys, you'd rather play them early. If you've got younger guys who need the experience, you'd rather play late. In the SEC, every game counts."
On Georgia's first conference game:
"Naturally, [Missouri] will be as excited as they can be about playing in their first SEC game ever. They're playing at home at night; it'll be lit up. But we're excited, too. We've got a lot of things to work for. It'll be a great football game."
On the NCAA's disciplinary action against Penn State:
"We live in a world where you got to abide by the rules. If everybody in the league is in agreement that it's the right thing to do, then it's the right thing to do. I have faith in our league's ability to make the right decision."
On disciplining Bulldog players:
"I love every one of our players. It affects me a lot. When I have to discipline, it's not fun. It's sad for that young man, his family, our team and me personally. But if things happen, we have to discipline properly and I think we do that. We've got a bunch of great young men who we're really proud of, and those are the ones we want to focus on."
On the experience of last year's SEC Championship:
"I think it helped us. To get to Atlanta is a big deal. But to come out empty and with a bad taste in your mouth plays to the motivation you'll have in the offseason. If we're fortunate enough to get back to Atlanta, hopefully it'll serve us well next time around."