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STORIES 4 JASON ISBELL // DAVE GIL DE RUBIO

“Life is clearly good for Jason Isbell. Since embracing sobriety five years ago, his career has seen an upward trajectory with a string of critically and commercially acclaimed albums that have won him Grammys and Americana Music Honors & Awards.”

6 TATER TOT BREAKFAST // RACHEL PAXTON

“I have been making tater tot casserole for my family for dinner as long as I can remember. I don't know when the recipe gained popularity, but it was probably around the time tater tots were invented! I know the recipe has been around for a long time.”

7 ATLANTA ORGANIZATION SENDS TO UNDERPRIVELAGED YOUTH TO MOVIES // REGGIE ALLEN “Black Panther, the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is easily one of the year’s most anticipated blockbusters and one organization wants to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to see it.”

16 OT VICTORY OVER GEORGIA // GARY HARRIS

16 FEATURE 19 ROAD TRIP CONCERTS & EVENTS 20 PUZZLEMANIA / EDITORIAL CARTOON 21 HOROSCOPE

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ife is clearly good for Jason Isbell. Since embracing sobriety five years ago, his career has seen an upward trajectory with a string of critically and commercially acclaimed albums that have won him Grammys and Americana Music Honors & Awards. Isbell’s personal life has blossomed as well. He and Amanda Shires were married by fellow musician Todd Snider in February 2013, and the couple’s daughter Mercy Rose was born on Sept. 1, 2015. Hell, the guy even gave up smoking several months ago.

And now the Alabama native has released “The Nashville Sound,” his sixth solo record that finds him once again working with producer Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings/Sturgill Simpson). As has been his way in the past, Isbell’s latest collection of 10 songs form a series of vignettes that serve as a musical journal. If his 2013 album “Southeastern” was about getting sober and 2015’s “Something More Than Free” reflected Isbell’s new clarity, who’s to say “The Nashville Sound” isn’t about the path going forward? The 38-yearold singer-songwriter won’t dispute that notion. “I didn’t come up with it, but I don’t disagree with that,” he said with a laugh in a recent phone interview. “I stay away from that—what does this record mean and all that kind of stuff? That’s not for the creator to come up with. What I try to do is make every individual song as tight and as correct as humanly possible. There are certain things that are going to come to the surface. There are going to be themes between the songs that the listener will probably be able to pick out because those are just things that my heart and life are in. These are things my mind focuses on.” Whereas his most recent records have been credited to Isbell alone, this latest effort has his longtime crew the 400 Unit front and center, not only on the album cover, but throughout the proceedings. Shires also makes her contributions known, be it on the bluegrass-flavored ode to the couple’s daughter that is “Something to Love” or the harmonies and songwriting

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contributions she makes on “Anxiety,” a composition that addresses the effects of mental illness. This rare co-writing situation was something Isbell felt necessary in order to capture the nuances of this malady, particularly how people suffering from it also have to grapple with other peoples’ perceptions of what they’re going through. “I don’t have a clinically diagnosed anxiety issue or these sort of crippling attacks where I can’t function,” Isbell said. “But I did want to cover that and represent that aspect of things in the song. So I went to my wife, who has more experience with that kind of stuff and we co-wrote that song. I wanted to be specific and describe people’s experiences when they have these sort of moments where they’re disconnected from reality and things get overwhelming. So I went to her about that. “I think Dave Cobb’s job of producing really helped the song. It does create, without being too literal, a lot of tension before the release,” Isbell added. “And I think that’s really a good way to represent any kind of psychological struggle in the lyric of the song. And as far as I’m concerned, stigma has done more damage to the human experience than just about anything else. For alcoholism, addiction or any kind of mental illness, it’s such a terrible thing that you have to overcome first—that fear about people knowing something is wrong before you can fix it. To me it seems there shouldn’t be any shame in you attempting to figure out what’s wrong with you and get it sorted.” One of the more pointed cuts on the new effort is “White Man’s World,” in which Isbell approaches that third rail of race. It’s the kind of selfexamination that explores the notion of white privilege, a conversation many people are not willing to have. “You have to come at those things with a little bit of courage because it’s hard to write about race for anybody,” Isbell said. “In the process

of documenting my own life, teaching myself some things and maybe trying to present big questions musically to myself, I wanted to question my role and job in all of this. How do I keep myself aware? How do I keep myself as conscious as possible of the fact that I’m given opportunities that other people aren’t necessarily given? There are a lot of doors that are open for me that are sealed for women or minorities. My goal with this song, as much as anything else, was really just to suggest that it might be a good idea to evaluate your own particular role and attempt to make things better in tiny increments. It’s not going to solve anything and it’s not going to make up for anything that might have happened to anyone’s ancestors, but at the same time, I’m trying to say what I think my job is and it’s about the best that I can do.” With the culture wars at a seeming all-time high, Isbell is quick to dispel the idea that with songs like “White Man’s World” and “Hope the High Road” are simply political. For him, it’s far more personal. “There are things that people would call political about this album, but I don’t think political is the right term. It’s about your system of beliefs and I think a lot of people call that politics,” he explained. “To me, politics is trading favors. Politics is how we structure civilization. That’s not what this record is about at all. Usually, that’s not what people are talking about. People are talking about their freedom, equality and liberty. That’s

not politics—those are beliefs.” As for what concert-goers can expect as he takes his new songs on tour, Isbell is pleased that his recent success has allowed him to reinvest in adding to his stage show. He’s also happy that “The Nashville Sound” is giving his show a boost in energy. Both “Southeastern” and “Something More Than Free” were fairly restrained musically, but on the new album, Isbell and the 400 Unit organically found the music taking on a more rock and roll-flavored feel. “I think there are more rock songs on this record than we’ve had in the past and that’s just a happy accident,” Isbells said. “I used to set out to do that and then I realized that’s not the way to do it. My best bet is to write the best songs that I can and not think about it any further than that. But, I got lucky here with some rock and roll songs on this album. So I think it’s going to be a louder and more up-tempo show than we’ve had for the past couple of records. I’m excited about that. That’s always good news. “We’ve stepped the production up, spent some money on some lights and some really cool-looking stuff going on,” he said. “It doesn’t look like EDM or anything like that. It’s still a rock show. You start selling a few thousand records and you have to stop looking like a bar band. We’ve taken that pretty seriously, so it’s a pretty good complete experience now.”

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NEWS POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS, HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS INVITED TO INTERVIEW FOR CURRENT JOBS Juniors to Explore High-Demand, High Growth Opportunities and Training High school seniors and post-secondary students are invited to attend an exciting new event where they will be interviewing for current jobs, while high school juniors are encouraged to learn about in-demand, high-growth jobs and training in the West Alabama area.

is Wednesday, January 17, 2018; however, seniors and post-secondary students are still encouraged to attend the event even if they don’t register for interviews, so that they can explore job openings and dual enrollment opportunities. For more information, contact Brittani Colburn, project manager/workforce development, at 205-391-0334 or brittani@tuscaloosachamber.com.

WOW 2.0 will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for high school seniors/post-secondary students and on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. for high school juniors. Shelton State Community College’s Martin Campus will be the host site. “This event is the next level up from Worlds of Work,” said Donny Jones, director, West AlabamaWorks, and chief operating officer, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. “At WOW, we provided eighth graders in our nine counties with hands-on opportunities to learn about our industries. At this event, high school seniors and post-secondary students will actually be interviewing for jobs, not just practicing job interview skills. High school juniors will be exposed to high-demand jobs and post-secondary education options.” WOW 2.0 grew out of local business’ and industry’s needs to immediately expand their workforce and streamline the job fair experience. The following clusters will be represented: • Agriculture • Construction • Transportation • Energy • Public Safety • Manufacturing/Engineering • Hospitality • Healthcare • Office Administration • Cosmetology • Culinary • Child Development • Education

ADOPT-A-SCHOOL NEWS: BROADWAY PIZZERIA 43 ADOPTS FLATWOODS ELEMENTARY Broadway Pizzeria 43 adopted Flatwoods Elementary School just before the Christmas break. The restaurant has already been providing awesome pizza to the staff as well as rewarding the kiddos with it. We're so grateful for the support! Pictured at a planning meeting are AAS coordinator Jimmie Ann Daniels, far left, with happy kids and Broadway owner Eric Wyatt.

“In our area alone, we have 4,400 open positions, many of which don’t require a four-year degree. With our booming economy, we anticipate this number will grow rapidly. This event will help close the gap between unfilled jobs and qualified workers, while at the same time, reaching out to our workforce of tomorrow,” said Jones. Currently, 43 businesses, 15 schools and 12 colleges are registered to participate. All are located in West Alabama’s nine-county region of Lamar, Fayette, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Greene, Sumter, Marengo, and Hale counties. Interested high school seniors and post-secondary students can register for interviews via the link, Student Registration Form. The deadline to register >>> VISIT US ON THE WEB @ THEPLANETWEEKLY.COM

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TATER TOT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

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have been making tater tot casserole for my family for dinner as long as I can remember. I don't know when the recipe gained popularity, but it was probably around the time tater tots were invented! I know the recipe has been around for a long time. I recently stumbled across a recipe for a breakfast variation of the recipe, and it's pretty great! It tastes similar to a traditional hashbrown breakfast casserole, with more of the flavor of tater tots than hashbrowns. tater tot breakfast casserole Note: This recipe makes 5 servings. You can easily double this recipe to make 10 servings if you are serving a crowd. Ingredients: 1 lb. ground sausage 1/2 of a 32-oz. bag of tater tots 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. onion powder Salt and pepper to taste 1 c. grated cheddar cheese 4 eggs 1 c. milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown sausage in a large skillet, drain fat. Combine sausage, tater tots, and cheese in a large bowl. Pour into a large casserole dish. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and seasonings. Pour over tater tot mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes. This recipe can easily be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake. Enjoy!

BEAR BRYANT, THE GOAL LINE STAND, AND A CHANCE OF A LIFETIME BARRY KRAUSS AND JOE M. MOORE WITH A FOREWORD BY DON SHULA

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o university has won more football championships than Alabama, and Barry Krauss played a key role in one of them. The linebacker’s fourth down stop of Penn State’s Mike Guman in the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 1979, was recently named by ESPN as one of the ten most important plays of the 20th century. The Goal Line Stand, as the play became known, immortalized Krauss among legions of fans. More than twenty-five years later, people still tell him exactly what they were doing and how they felt when he collided in mid-air with Guman that New Year’s Day—and almost never mention his twelve-year career in the NFL. In this entertaining and well-illustrated memoir, Krauss tells of scrimmaging on front lawns with friends as a kid in Pompano Beach, Florida, and of his childhood dream to play for Don Shula. He acknowledges how Coach Bear Bryant tamed his free spirit and shaped him into the football player— and the man—he became. And he emphasizes the importance of team, weaving together the personal stories of his Alabama teammates on the field during the Goal Line Stand, and acknowledges their significant roles in winning the game and the championship. Ain’t Nothin’ But a Winner offers an insider’s look at how a team is built, tested, and becomes a national champion—and how that process sometimes calls upon an individual to rise to the challenge presented by his own personal gut check. Barry Krauss was a key member of The University of Alabama’s 1978 National Championship Football Team. A first round draft choice in 1979, he played twelve years in the NFL with the Baltimore and Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. Today Krauss is a professional broadcaster and motivational speaker based in Carmel, Indiana. Joe M. Moore was a freshman member of the 1975 Crimson Tide football

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team, alongside Barry Krauss. He is the founder of Moore Management Group, which provides management consulting, marketing, and intellectual property development services to businesses. His work for the last decade has focused on television properties, ranging from series to specials to news segments. Moore lives in Mobile, Alabama. “This volume is almost entirely the story of life at the University of Alabama, life in the athletic dorm, life under coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant. [Ain’t Nothin’ But a Winner] is also fun when Krauss is reminiscing about life on campus in the ’70s.”—The Tuscaloosa News “What Alabama fan does not instantly recognize that famous play involving the Crimson Tide? But that moment is just part of the Barry Krauss story and his immense respect for Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant.”—Mike Shula, Head Football Coach, The University of Alabama “Ain’t Nothin’ But a Winnerlets the reader ride along with Barry Krauss as he helps win a National Championship for Coach Paul Bryant and Alabama—all of this on the way to fulfilling his boyhood dream of playing for Don Shula, the winningest coach in professional football.”—Ken Stabler, former University of Alabama and NFL quarterback

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ATLANTA ORGANIZATION SENDS TO UNDERPRIVELAGED YOUTH TO MOVIES

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lack Panther, the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is easily one of the year’s most anticipated blockbusters and one organization wants to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to see it.

Panther stars Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Angela Bassett (9-1-1), Lupita Nyong’o( 12 Years a Slave), Forrest Whitaker (Empire), Danai Gurira( The Walking Dead), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Andy Serkis(Planet of the Apes).

Finority, a non-profit rooted in philanthropy, wants to send over 150 students to the film, which hits theaters on Feb 16. The funding initiative is open to residents in the Birmingham and Atlanta area. However, they can’t do it alone and are asking for donations. According to their site, all proceeds will go toward purchasing tickets for students in low-income minority households to see the film on Feb.17.

The first African American superhero in mainstream comics, the Black Panther was created by legendary duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and debuted in 1966 where he faced off against Marvel’s first family, the Fantastic Four. Originally portrayed as a villain, the monarch of Wakanda has since become an ally of the good, joining the Avengers and marrying X-Men member and fellow Wakandan Storm. Appearing in multiple video games and a short-lived animated series, the Black Panther made his live action debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War opposite Iron Man, Black Widow and Falcon and is set to appear in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War later this year.

Directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the destined king of Wakanda who must take on the helm of his nation’s revered protector. Fresh from his battle with the Avengers, T’Challa returns to the highly advanced land to protect his people from those that threaten it. Based on the popular Marvel Comics character, Black

For additional information, please call 470.377.3598 or email info@finority.com

CHAMBER NEWS, continued from page 5 THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF WEST ALABAMA IS PLEASED TO WELCOME 10 NEW AMBASSADORS WHO WILL BE JOINING A TEAM OF SEASONED VETERANS IN 2018. The Chamber Ambassador program is an active group of volunteers designed to bridge the current active membership and new members with the services provided by the Chamber. Chamber Ambassadors welcome new members to the Chamber and share ways to get the most out of their membership through an informal mentor relationship. They assist with ground breakings, ribbon cuttings and monthly Business After Hours, serve as greeters at most Chamber events and help foster good will among the membership. The Ambassador program provides a great networking experience for its participants and has proven to be a creative resource for the development of future Chamber leaders. Richard Ahlquist First South Farm Credit Daniel Bradshaw Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors Stacey DeLoach Ward Scott Architecture, Inc. Tammy Donaldson BelFlex Staffing Network Paige Albertson Fish Winter McFarland, LLC April Horton BFGoodrich Michelin Savannah Howell The City of Tuscaloosa Brand Pickle First US Bank Alexis Polk Cartography Consulting, LLC Jessica Weathers Schaub Malone & Nelson, LLC

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ANTHONY’S ITALIAN KITCHEN // A FAMILY BUSINESS

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hen I think of Italian food, I think of hearty rich flavors and family. Pizzas, pastas, and various salads may also come to mind. In the old FIG location in Northport, a new restaurant has arrived, Anthony’s Italian Kitchen. Though Anthony’s may seem like any other eatery in Tuscaloosa, the story behind the restaurant is inspiring. Owner’s Tina and Vince Privette have created their restaurant to provide a majority of the restaurant’s profits for their son Anthony’s missionary work in Uganda. Boasting made from scratch ingredients and sauces, I decided to give Anthony’s a try for lunch. I was quickly greeted by the staff and went to a table of my choice. Looking around the restaurant and comparing it to the previous business that had been there, I observed the minimalistic approach that the restaurant

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has taken to the décor. Standing out the most in the open space throughout the restaurant was a large chalkboard just adjacent to the cash register. The phrase, “ Who is Anthony?” flooded the board with a description of Anthony’s work in Uganda and a picture of him in action. Reviewing the menu, I was excited to see the variety of menu options including various salads, classic Italian dishes like eggplant parmesan, sandwiches, and specialty pizzas. Having an especially hearty appetite that day, I opted for a pizza fries appetizer and small pesto pizza with sundried tomatoes and roasted chicken. As time progressed, I noticed a significant number of folks float into the restaurant as expected during the grand opening week.

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BENEVOLENCE BARREL AGED AMERICAN SOUR ALE WICKED WEED BREWING

LEESE FITCH CHARDONNAY

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’ve been on a pretty serious sour beer kick lately. The whole style just fascinates me every time I try a new brew. There’s just something about a beer that’s left alone to do its own thing in a barrel for several months that blows me away. I guess it’s the aspect of not knowing exactly what it’s going to taste like once it’s done or how different things added to it will affect the flavor. Either way, the rise in popularity of sour beers has brought a plethora of brewers into the style to see what they can do and how well they can do it. A few weeks ago I was in Atlanta and decided to stop at a bottle shop on my way back home. I have had Wicked Weed a few times, but never anything that was worth more than saying “yeah, I’d drink that again” and definitely never “I need to tell the world about this.” Hesitations aside, I decided to browse the Wicked Weed offerings (since it’s distributed there and not in Alabama) and I stumbled across Benevolence, a barrel-aged sour that’s brewed with aged hops. I’m in. Can’t get into this fast enough. In hindsight, I probably should have let it set a bit longer to age a bit more, but I couldn’t wait any longer. So, while Alabama was playing Tennessee, I decided to start my celebration a little early and broke this one out. Here are my thoughts: I poured the beer into a tulip glass and first noticed the deep, hazy copper color with about two finger widths of white head. The beer seemed a lot more effervescent than I normally care for, but it made the aroma really shine. The head slowly descended and left a thin film around the top of the glass with some incredible lacing as I drank. The aroma was quite interesting and unlike similar beers in the style. First you can tell that the beer is sour, like real sour, but in a good way. You get some slight fruity notes along with an earthy aroma that blends with a faint hint of oak. This is good, because if you’re barrel-aging something, I hope to smell that oak. Taste only slightly mimicked the aroma, but it mimicked the high points for sure. I got mostly fruity flavors, like orange and raspberry; it’s a very sharp and assertive sour taste. You can almost taste a bit of apple cider vinegar flavor coming through about midway, but that quickly changes. At the end of each sip, the beer starts to

develop this intense creamy, almost oaky flavor that mellows out all the sourness and makes it extremely easy to drink. The beer finishes very dry and leaves a subtle tartness on your tongue that almost resembles a sour candy or a tart fruit. The taste is much more interesting that I’m probably describing, but it’s one of those things like “you have to be there” or similarly “you have to taste this.” There are earthy notes mixed with fruity flavors that blend into a sour, barnyard-like taste (very musty and slightly grassy) but all come together to be very refreshing and very, very tasty. Mouthfeel is, like I said, very carbonated; almost like a kombucha. It’s tart, yet creamy, earthy, yet sweet. This is definitely a very interesting taste profile as well as an interesting feeling beer to drink. I’m definitely ready to drink another one. Overall, this is super weird, but in the best way possible. There’s so many things going on that it’s hard to pinpoint one thing to talk about, but if you’re familiar with sour beers, you may be able to pick apart different tastes and all of the interesting quirks that make this beer so good. The barrel-aged component comes through, thankfully, really strong, and I’m sure a lot of that earthy flavor I was getting is coming from the aged hops, but it was welcomed. I could definitely see myself buying this one again, and at $12.99 per bottle, it’s a priced a little high but definitely worth it. So, if you see it, get it, drink it, and enjoy.

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ocated in Sonoma, California, Leese Fitch wine has won multiple awards. Included in their winnings are Silver Medals at the California State Fair in 2011 for both their Chardonnay and their Cabernet Sauvignon. Their wines are produced in Napa and are bottled with a unique peel and reseal ZORK closure instead of a cork. The ZORK is a recyclable closure that doesn’t require a cork screw to open the bottle. This “two for one” review is of Leese Fitch Chardonnay 2013 and Leese Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. MY BACK STORY WITH LEESE FITCH This review has little a story to it! Several of my reviews have been featured in the Planet Weekly Magazine from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. One of the editors of the magazine contacted me and told me about Leese Fitch wine and how he and his wife have been enjoying their wines. He was also in touch with them and mentioned to me that their wines have been gaining in popularity in the Tuscaloosa area. So, he put Leese Fitch and myself in touch with each other with the suggestion I might want to check them out. They liked the idea and sent me a sample of their Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon to review.

So with that said, on to the review! Appearance: Light golden in color with no apparent legs. Suggesting an especially light in body Chardonnay. Aroma: Light sweet citrus, like a Myers lemon. Also a hint of a sweet nose you’d find in a Moscato. Very little alcohol noted in the aroma. Alcohol Content: 13.5% per the bottle. Taste: The light citrus hint in the aroma carries through to the taste with also a bit of sweetness you might not expect in a Chardonnay. I suspect the sweetness is coming from the 2% Viognier that is in this wine. I would further guess that it may even have been a late harvest Viognier, but can’t pinpoint that for sure. It’s definitely not oaky as some Chardonnays can be. Tannins: Tannins were minimal but definitely sensible via the slight bitterness and also a bit of tingling behind the upper lip. Finish: Finish is long and pleasant. Overall, I found this to be a smooth enjoyable Chardonnay with just the slightest bitterness in the finish. I really enjoyed the blending with the Viognier. Even at just 2%, I think it’s what makes this Chardonnay so unique. Recommend!

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Brown Bag 9425 Jones Road | Northport // 333.0970 Its speciality, fried green tomatoes, joins barbecue plates and fish filets on an extended list of meats and vegetables.//Tues 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Wed-Sat 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. City Cafe 408 Main Ave | Downtown Northport // 758.9171 Established in 1936. Big on food, low on price. Open for breakfast and lunch. Historic downtown Northport. Closed weekends. Cook Out 100 15th St E, Tuscaloosa Fast-food chain known for its drive-thru BBQ, burgers & more than 40 milkshake flavors.//Thur-Fri 11:00am-4:00am Sat-Wed 11:00am3:00am//www.cookout.com CountryPride Restaurant 3501 Buttermilk Rd // 554.0215 | www.ta.travelcenters.com Breakfast 24 hours. Lunch and Dinner buffet.

Holler & Dash 1130 University Blvd A-1, Tuscaloosa//752-3310 Sun-Thur 7am–2pm Fri-Sat 7am–9pm Sun 7am-2pm//www.holleranddash.com International House of Pancakes 724 Skyland Blvd // 366.1130 Jack's 1200 Hackberry Lane | Tuscaloosa // 345.1199 Mr. Bill's Family Restaurant 2715 McFarland Blvd | Tuscaloosa // 333.9312

Pastor's Kitchen 2910 5th St, Northport//553-2320 Mon-Fri 10:30am-2pm, 4:30–9pm Sat 10:30am-8pm Closed Sun Pepito’s (2 locations) 1203 University Blvd | The Strip // 391.9028 1301 McFarland Blvd NE // 391.4861 Taco Mama Tuscaloosa 2104 University Blvd A, Tuscaloosa Mon-Wed 11am–9pm Thur-Sat 11am–10pm Sun 11am–9pm www.tacomamaonline.com 301 Bistro (Was L&N Train Station) 301 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa //764-1395 Casual Dining, Full Bar and Beer Garden Mon-Sat 4–11PM Sun 11am-9pm | www.301bistro.com Cypress Inn 501 Rice Mine Rd // 345.6963 Fax: 345.6997 | www.cypressinnrestaurant.com | 2003 Restaurant of Distinction. Beautiful riverfront location. Steaks, seafood and more with Southern flavor. Wine list, full bar. Specialities of the house include Shrimp Cypress Inn and Smoked Chicken with white barbecue sauce. Kid friendly. Closed Saturday lunch. Happy Hour- Mon-Fri from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. featuring 1/2 price appetizers. $2 Domestic Draft Beers and $3 Well cocktails. Evangeline’s 1653 McFarland Blvd. North // 752.0830 Located in the Tuscaloosa Galleria. 2004 West Alabama Tourism Award Winning Restaurant. American Eclectic Cuisine. Lunch: Mon– Fri 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner: Tues–Sat 5 p.m. - until... Fall: Saturday Brunch.

Panera Bread 1800 McFarland Blvd *402 | Tuscaloosa // 366.8780 Quick Grill 1208 University Blvd | The Strip | Tuscaloosa // 342.0022 Rama Jama’s 1000 Bryant Dr // 750.0901//Closest restaurant to Bryant-Denny Stadium. Sweet Home Food Bar 2218 University Blvd. | Tuscaloosa // 764-9346 Mon.-Fri. Mon-Sat 9am–9pm Sun- 10am-3pm Tropical Smoothie Cafe 1800 McFarland Blvd E, | Tuscaloosa// 331-4070 Casual, health-conscious cafe featuring custom smoothies, sandwiches & wraps. Mon-Thur 6:30am–9:30pm Fri-7am-9pm Sun10:30-8pm T-Town Café 500 14th Street, Tuscaloosa | 759-5559 |www.ttowncafe.com Mon - Fri 6am - 3pm; Sat - Closed; Sun 10:30am - 3pm The Waysider 1512 Greensboro Ave // 345.8239 Open for breakfast and lunch. Smoke free.

MEXICAN

Central Mesa 523-7738// 519 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Friday-Sat 11am-11pm Sunday: 10am-3pm Chipotle Mexican Grill 1800 McFarland Blvd E | Midtown Village // 391.0140 www.chipotle.com

FIVE Bar 2324 6th Street. // 205.345.6089 A restaurant/bar based on simplicity. We offer 5 entrees, 5 red wines, 5 white wines, 5 import beers, 5 domestic, and 5 signature cocktails, to go along with our full liquor bar. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5-10; Friday and Saturday 5-12 Lunch: Friday and Saturday 11-3; Sunday Jazz Brunch: 10-3// five-bar.com The Side by Side Restaurant 2410 University Blvd. | Embassy Suites | 561-2500 | thesidebysiderestaurant.com River 1650 Jack Warner Pkwy NE, Tuscaloosa//632-3801 Tue,Wed,Thur-11am–2pm, 5:30–9PM Fri-11am–2pm, 5–10pm Sat-10am–1pm, 5–10 Sun-10am–1pm Closed Monday | www. rivertuscaloosa.com

Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi 502 15th Street // 752.8844

DePalma’s Italian Cafe 2300 University Blvd, Downtown // 759.1879 Menu ranges from sanwiches to finer pasta dishes and pizza. Varied beer and wine selection. Hours: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Fri & Sat 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. | www.depalmascafe.com

Jalapeno’s Mexican Grill 2001 New Watermelon Rd | Northport // 342.3378

Little Italy 1130 University Blvd. | Tuscaloosa // 205.345.4343

LaGran Fiesta 9770 Hwy 69 S // 345.8871

Mr. G’s 908 McFarland Blvd N | Northport // 339-8505

La Fiesta Mexican Grill 6521 AL-69, Tuscaloosa// 345-8580 Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm Sun 11am-9pm

Olive Garden 2100 McFarland Blvd E // 750-0321 Open daily from 11 a.m. | www.olivegarden.com

Los Calientes Mexican Grill 3429 McFarland Blvd E // 553.1558

CASUAL DINING

Animal Butter 710-5455// 2217 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa// Tue-Sat 11am–10pm Sun 11am–9pm Monday Closed | www.animalbutterinc.com

La Fiesta Mexican Grill 345-8580//6521 AL-69, Tuscaloosa Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm Sun 11am-9pm Los Tarascos (2 locations) 110 Skyland Blvd E - Tuscaloosa//553-8896 NEW LOCATION 3380 McFarland Blvd - Northport//330-0919//www.lostarascos.com

Dave’s Dogs 1701 McFarland Blvd E | University Mall // 722.2800

Buffalo Wild Wings 2710 McFarland Blvd. East | Tuscaloosa // 523.0273 Sports grille with TVs galore. Diverse beer and wine, full bar

Five Guys Burgers & Fries 1800 McFarland Blvd E | Midtown Village // 391.0575 www.fiveguys.com

Champs Sports Grille 320 Paul Bryant Drive | inside Four Points Sheraton Hotel // 752.3200 Breakfast and lunch buffets. Sunday brunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers//764-9097 315 15th St, Tuscaloosa Fri-Sat 10:30am–11:00pm Sun-Thur 10:30am–10:00pm | www. freddysusa.com

Hooter’s 5025 Oscar Baxter Dr | Next to Jameson Inn // 758.3035 www.hooters.com

Glory Bound Gyro Company 2325 University Blvd // 349-0505 Glory Bound Gyro Company is a unique restaurant that focuses on great food and service in a funky, fun-filled atmosphere. Open MonThu: 11am - 10pm | Fri - Sat: 11am-10pm | Sun: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Innisfree Irish Pub 1925 University Blvd | Tuscaloosa // 345.1199 Mugshots Grill & Bar 511 Greensboro Ave // 391.0572//Great burgers. Full service bar. Open late. | www.mugshotsgrillandbar.com

Hooligan’s 1915 University Blvd // 759.2424 From hamburgers to hummus. Open daily 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Walton's 915 Patriot Pkwy, Tuscaloosa//752-1693 Wings and much more Mon-Sat 9am-10pm Closed Sun | waltonstuscaloosa.com

The Kitchen 2322 4th St, Tuscaloosa//331-4731 Tue-Fri 8am–3pm Sat-Sun 9am-9pm Closed Sunday

Wilhagan’s 2209 4th St | Downtown Tuscaloosa // 366.0913

Madear’s 1735 Culver Road // 343.7773 Mon–Fri 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. | 2nd & 3rd Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mae's Southern Cafe 710-5488//4419 hwy 43 n suite 5, Northport Tue-Sat 11am–7pm Sun-10:30pm–12am Sun 11am-6pm Mon12AM–8PM

Wings U 1800 McFarland Blvd East Suite 218 | Pick-up Tuscaloosa // 561.3984 Features the first coal-fired pizza oven in Alabama. Owned by former UA/Miami Dolphins great Bob Baumhower. Completely open concept! www.wingsu.com WingZone 1241 McFarland Blvd E | Tuscaloosa // 342.2473

BARBEQUE

Mugshots Grill & Bar 511 Greensboro Ave | Downtown Tuscaloosa // 391.0572 Great burgers & sandwiches. Unique setting, full service bar, veggie entrees, kid friendly, and open late | www.mugshotsgrillandbar.com

Broadway Pizzeria 2880 Rice Mine Road Northeast Tuscaloosa, // 391.6969

Iguana Grill 1800 McFarland Blvd E | Midtown Village // 752.5895

Dat's Good 333-4663// 4300 AL-13, Northport Specializes in Catfish, Hot Wings,and BBQ Tue-Sat 10am-9pm Closed Sun & Mon www.facebook.com/DatsGoodBBQ

Billy's Sports Grill Historic Downtown Northport // 879.2238 Mon through Wed from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Thurs through Sat from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sun from 10:30 a.m. till 9 p.m. (Sunday Brunch 10:30am-3pm).

Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant 607 15th Street Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

ITALIAN

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 2321 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa//409-8344 Mon-Thur 10am–10pm Fri-Sat 10am–12am Sun 10am-10pm | www.fuzzystacoshop.com

Chicken Salad Chick The Shoppes at Midtown & Essex Square, Northport www.chickensaladchick.com

BurgerFi 1320 McFarland Blvd E #510, Tuscaloosa//759-2510 Stylish, eco-minded chain serving grass-fed beef burgers, plus hot dogs, craft beer & wine. Fri-Sat 10:30am-10:00pm Sun-Thur 10:30am11:00pm | order.burgerfi.com/menu/tuscaloosa

Bama BBQ & Grill 3380 McFarland Blvd | Northport // 333.9816

Rock 'n Roll Sushi 469-9060//2229 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa Mon-Thur 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Sun 12-9pm

Fernando's Mexican Grill 824 McFarland Blvd E | Northport // 205.331.4587

Buffalo Wild Wings 2710 McFarland Blvd // 523.0273 Mon–Wed 11 a.m. - midnight | Thurs–Sat 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Miss Dots 1715 University Blvd, Tuscaloos Mon-Sun 11am-9pm | www.lovemissdots.com

Pokirrito 68 (was Ezell's Southern Food Express) 220 15th St E, Tuscaloosa Sushi Bar

El Rincon (2 locations) 1225 University Blvd | Tuscaloosa // 366.0855 1726 McFarland Blvd | Northport // 330.1274

Buddy’s Ribs & Steaks 2701 Bridge Ave | Northport // 339.4885

SPORTS GRILL Baumhower's Wings of Tuscaloosa (2 Locations) 500 Harper Lee Drive | catering-Pick-up Tuscaloosa //556.5858 4251 Courtney Dr, Tuscaloosa // 556-5658 Always fresh and always fun. Owned by former UA/ Miami Dolphins great Bob Baumhower. Kid Friendly Buffalo Phil’s 1149 University Blvd | The Strip // 758.3318 Sports grille with TVs galore. Diverse beer and wine selection, full bar

JAPANESE Bento Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar 1306 University Blvd // 758.7426

Kobe Steak House 1800 McFarland Blvd E | Midtown Village // 759-1400//Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sat & Sun 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

El Mariachi 3520 McFarland Blvd E |Tuscaloosa // 409-8585

Big Daddy’s Cafe 514 Greensboro Ave | Downtown Tuscaloosa // 759.9925 The Blue Plate Restaurant (Was Northport Diner) 450 McFarland Blvd, Northport // 462-3626

Archibald & Woodrow's BBQ 4215 Greensboro Ave | Tuscaloosa // 331.4858 Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Sun lunch

Tokyo Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar 6521 Hwy 69 S | Hillcrest Center // 366.1177// Offers steak, seafood, tempura, teriyaki and sushi. Including cooking at your table, if you choose. Sun–Thurs 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri & Sat 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Don Tono's 2312 4th Street | Temerson Square // 345.9191

Noon p.m. – 9 p.m.

Metro Diner 464-9428//1800 McFarland Blvd E #404 Tuscaloosa Sun-Thur 7am–8pm Fri-Sat 7am–9pm | www.metrodiner.com

Maki Fresh 759-2555//1530 Mcfarland Blvd N, Tuscaloosa//Mon-Sun 11am–9pm Asian chain serving maki, rice bowls, tempura, sliders & more.

Chuy's 1320 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa// 349-4947 Sun-Thur 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm | www.chuys.com

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Moe’s Southwest Grill (2 locations) 2330 McFarland Blvd E // 342.1487 1130 University Blvd // 752.0234 | moes.com

FINE DINING

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 4800 Doris Pate Dr | Exit 76 // 562.8282//www.crackerbarrel.com

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Margarita's Grill 1241 McFarland Blvd E // 343.0300

Avenue Pub 405 23rd Avenue // Tuscaloosa Brunch, lunch, and dinner. Specialty cocktails, local pints, bottled beer, and wine. Mon - Fri. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sat. Noon – 11 p.m., Sun.

Nothing But Noodles 1320 McFarland Blvd E #530// 349-2900// www.nothingbutnoodles.com Pastas, Salads, Soups, Desserts Fri-Sat 10:30am–10:30pm Sun-Thur 10:30am-9:30pm O’Charley’s 3799 McFarland Blvd // 556.5143 Open daily lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch // www.ocharleys.com Panera Bread 1800 McFarland Blvd E | Midtown Village // 366.8780 www.panerabread.com Quick Grill 1208 University Blvd | The Strip // 342.0022 www.bamaquickgrill.com Ruby Tuesday (2 locations) 6421 Interstate Drive | Cottondale // 633.3939 Just off I-20/59 at exit 77. Near Hampton Inn and Microtel Inn 311 Merchants Walk | Northport // 345.4540 www.rubytuesdays.com Sitar Indian Cuisine 500 15th St // 345-1419 Southern Ale House 1530 McFarland Blvd N//Monday-Thursday 11a.m-9p.m., FridaySaturday 11a.m.-10p.m. Sunday Brunch 11a.m.-2p.m. Southland Restaurant 5388 Skyland Blvd E // 556.3070// Steaks, chops and home-cooked vegetables | Mon–Fri 10:45 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sweet Home Food Bar www.sweethomefoodbaral.com//764-9346 Mon-Sat 9am–9pm Sun- 10am-3pm Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe 1800 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa// 344-6444 Mon-Sat 11am-9pm Sun 11am-8pm

Dickey's BBQ (3 locations) 9770 Alabama 69; Midtown; and 13544 Hwy 43 North at Rose Blvd. in Northport. Texas Barbecue. | 344.6500 1800 McFarland Blvd, Midtown Village, Tuscaloosa. | 758-1133 | 13544 Hwy 43 North, Winn Dixie Shopping Center, Northport. | 330-1147 Dreamland (2 locations) 5535 15th Ave | Tuscaloosa // 758.8135 101 Bridge Ave | Northport // 343.6677 The legend. On game day, get there early if you want to make kickoff. Seating is limited. Hours: Mon–Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Full Moon BBQ 1434 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa// 366-3555 (sports Grill) Mon-Thur 10am–9pm Fri-Sat 10am–10pm Sun 11am-9pm Hick’s BBQ 4400 Fayette Hwy // 339.3678 // Tues–Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q 469-2060//305 21st Ave, Tuscaloosa Sun-Thur 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 9am-10pm | www.facebook.com/ JNNTuscaloosa Hoo's Q 345-6400 101 15th St E, Tuscaloosa//Mon-Sun 10am-9pm | www.hoosbbq.com Moe's Original BBQ 2101 University Blvd. // 752.3616 Mon–Sat 11am - 10pm | Bar service Mon-Sat 2am and Fri -3am | Kitchen closes at 10pm Pottery Grill (2 locations) Highway 11 | Cottondale // 554.1815 3420 Alabama 69 | Northport // 333.5848 Menu: thepotterygrill.com Tee’s Ribs and Thangs 1702 10th Avenue // 366.9974 |11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily STEAKS Logan’s Roadhouse 1511 Skyland Blvd | next to Sams // 349.3554 Steaks, ribs and spirits Longhorn Steakhouse 1800 McFarland Blvd E | Midtown Village // 345-8244 #412

Urban Cookhouse 1490 Northbank Parkway #110, Tuscaloosa// 561-6999//We use the freshest ingredients available with an emphasis on supporting the local farmer Mon-Sun 10am–9pm//www.urbancookhouse.com

Nick's In the Sticks 4018 Culver Rd | Tuscaloosa // 758.9316 A long-time Tuscaloosa tradition. Good steaks at a reasonable price Try a Nicodemus if you have a designated driver.

Zoe’s Kitchen 312 Merchants Walk // 344.4450 A wonderful selection of Greek foods

Outback Steakhouse 5001 Oscar Baxter Dr // 759.9000 R. Davidson Chophouse 2330 4th St. /Downtown Tuscaloosa/ 205.614.8782

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SEAFOOD

Chuck’s Fish 508 Greensboro Ave | Downtown Tuscaloosa // 248.9370 Monday - Thursday 5-10 p.m. and Friday - Saturday 5-11 p.m. Steak, seafood, & sushi specialities. Daily specials. Red Lobster 2620 McFarland Blvd. | Tuscaloosa // 205.553.8810 Sun-Thurs 11AM-10PM//Fri & Sat 11AM-11PM Reservations Accepted | Take-Out Available Private Dining Area Available for Advanced Booking (Lunch Specials Available Mon-Fri 11AM-3PM) Shrimp Basket 3249 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa//469-9786 Mon-Fri 10:30am–9pm | www.shrimpbasket.com Catfish Heaven 2502 21st St, Tuscaloosa// 752-7222 Mon-Sat 11am-7:30pm Closed Sun Steamers on The Strip 1301 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa//750-0203 Mon-Sat 11am-8pm Sun 11am-5pm | www.steamersonthestrip.net The Levee Bar and Grill 1 Bridge Ave | Northport // 632.3136 Casual riverfront dining Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 AM-9 PM, Fri-Sat 11 AM-10 PM, Sun 10:30 AM-3 PM (Happy Hour Mon-Thurs 2 PM-6 PM) | leveebarandgrill.com

CHINESE

Buffet City 1747 Skyland Blvd E // 553.3308 All you can eat buffet. Open 7 days a week. Chang’s Chinese Restaurant 1825 McFarland Blvd N // 391.9131 China Fun 2600 University Blvd | Alberta City // 553.2435 Chongwah Express 1425 McFarland Boulevard, Northport. 333-1088 Hot Wok Express 6571 Alabama 69, Tuscaloosa// 758-0148 | Mon-Sat 10:30am–8pm Lee Palace 6521 Highway 69 S // 391.9990 / Open daily 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mr. Chen's Authentic Chinese Cooking & Oriental Market 514 14th St. | In the Oz Music shopping center // 343.6889 // Open Sun - Thu 11am - 9pm, Fri & Sat 11am - 9:30pm New China Fun 4213 University Blvd E, Tuscaloosa//553-2435 Mon-Thur 11am–9:30pm Fri-Sat 11am–10:30pm Sun 12–9:30PM Panda Express 636 15th St E// 343-6888 Fri-Sat 10:30am-10:00pm Sun-11:00am-9:00pm Mon-Thur 10:30am-9:30pm | www.pandaexpress.com Pearl Garden 2719 Lurleen Wallace Blvd | Northport // 339.0880 Peking Chinese Restaurant 1816 McFarland | Northport // 333.0361 Open 7 days a week. Super lunch and dinner buffet. Hours: Sun–Thurs 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Fri & Sat 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Swen Chinese Restaurant 1130 University Blvd | The Strip // 391.9887 Trey Yuen 4200 McFarland Blvd E // 752.0088

PIZZA AND SUBS

A Taste Of Chicago 1700 Greensboro Avenue 205-342-DOGS Mon. - Thurs. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Fri. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Italian Beef Sandwiches, Chicago Rib Tips, and Chicago Style Pizza. California Underground 13552 Highway 43, Northport | 339.8660 Chuck E. Cheese's Midtown Village, 500, Tuscaloosa St//979-3420 Mon-Thur 11am-9pm Fri-11am-10pm Sat-9am-10pm Firehouse Subs 1130 University Blvd | Tuscaloosa // 248.0680 Hungry Howie’s (4 locations) 1105 Southview Ln | South Tuscaloosa // 345.6000 1844 McFarland Blvd | Northport // 333.2633 1211 University Blvd | Tuscaloosa | The Strip // 366.1500 4851 Rice Mine Rd | Northriver/Holt // 345.3737 Little Caesars Pizza 1414 10th Ave // 366.2220 | www.littlecaesars.com (Second location) 5980 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa// 331-8150 Little Italy 1130 University Blvd. // 345.4354 Marco’s Pizza

1021 McFarland Blvd, Northport// 330-4555 Mon-Thur 11am–10pm Fri-Sat 11am–11pm Sun 3–10PM | http://www.marcos.com Subs n' You 2427 University Blvd. | Tuscaloosa // 205.758.0088 Roly Poly Sandwiches 2300 4th Street | Tuscaloosa // 366.1222 The Pita Pit 1207 University Blvd | The Strip // 345.9606 Hours: Mon–Sat 10:30 a.m. - 3 a.m. | Sun 11:30 a.m. - midnight Pyros Fire Fresh Pizza 1320 McFarland Blvd E #270, Tuscaloosa//248-7343 Mon-Fri 10:30am-10pm | www.pyrospizza.com

DELICATESSEN

Honeybaked Ham Company 421 15th St. E // 345.5508 //www.honeybaked.com Jason’s Deli 2300 McFarland Blvd // 752.6192 www.jasonsdeli.com Located in the Meadowbrook Shopping Center Jimmy John’s (3 locations) 1400 University Blvd | The Strip // 366.3699 1875 McFarland Blvd N | Northport // 752.7714 815 Lurleen B. Wallace S | Tuscaloosa // 722.2268 Delivery 7 days a week. www.jimmyjohns.com Manna Grocery & Deli 2300 McFarland Blvd E | Tuscaloosa // 752.9955 McAlister’s Deli (2 locations) 101 15th St | Tuscaloosa // 758.0039 3021 Tyler Dr | Northport // 330.7940 Sandwiches, salads and spuds www.mcalistersdeli.com Momma Goldberg’s Deli 409 23rd Ave // 345.5501 | www.mommagoldbergs.com Newk’s Express Cafe 205 University Blvd. East // 758.2455// www.newkscafe.com Sun–Wed 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Thurs–Sat 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Schlotsky’s Deli 405 15th St. E // 759.1975 // schlotskys.com Which Wich University Blvd.// Downtown Tuscaloosa // Mon – Sat 10:30 – 9 // Sunday 11 – 7 // Fresh ingredients, great sandwiches. 764.1673

ASIAN CUISINE

Ruan Thai 1407 University Blvd // 391.9973 | ruanthaituscaloosa.com Lunch: Mon–Sat 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Dinner: Mon–Thurs 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri & Sat 5 p.m. -10pm | Sun 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Surin of Thailand 1402 University Blvd // 752.7970 Open daily. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | www.surinofthailand.com

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COFFEE SHOPS

OHenry's Coffee 650-4044 //2531 University Blvd #100 Mon-Thur 6am-9pm Fri 6-10pm Sat 7-10pm Sun 7-9pm Uperk 553-8505 // 405 20th Ave, Tuscaloosa Mon-Fri 6:30am-9pm Sat 8am-2pm Sun 2-9pmBarnes & Noble 1800 McFarland Blvd E | Tuscaloosa // 349.6366 Five Java Coffee, fresh juices, smoothies and treats from Mary's Cakes. Open Monday - Saturday at 7am; 9am on Sundays Heritage House 700 Towncenter | Northport // 758.0042 Open Mon-Fri 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Krispy Kreme Doughnut 1400 McFarland Blvd // 758.6913 //www.krispykreme.com Starbucks (2 locations) 1800 McFarland Blvd E | Midtown Village // 343.2468 1901 13th Ave East | Inside Super Target // 462.1064 | starbucks.com

DESSERTS

Celebrations Bakery, Inc. 1832 McFarland Blvd N | Northport // 339.3221 Dunkin' Donuts 2520 Stillman Blvd. |Tuscaloosa// 349.3400 McCorvey Dr. | Tuscaloosa // 348.4041 | www.dunkindonuts.com Frutta Bowls 752-3293//2531 University Blvd Suite 110 Mon-Sun 7am–9pm | www.fruttabowls.com Mary's Cakes & Pastries 412 22nd Avenue | behind Opus | Northport // 345.8610 www.maryscakesandpastries.com//Mon–Fri 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sat 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Smoothie King (2 locations) 415 15th Street | Tuscaloosa // 349.1721 1403 University Blvd | Tuscaloosa // 462.3664 TCBY (2 Locations) 2304 Mcfarland Blbd | Meadowbrook Shopping Center // 349.4661 2 Mcfarland Blvd | Northport | Essex Shopping Center // 758.6855 Yogurt In Love Patriot Center 7402 Highway 69 South//764.9173 Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-10 pm. Yogurt Mountain 1800 McFarland Blvd E | Midtown Village // 342.1484 Mon–Thurs 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. | Fri & Sat 11 a.m. - midnight

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tart your new year with a new companion! This handsome fellow is Jake (but not from State Farm!), a 1-2-year-old male terrier/beagle mix, but we really aren’t certain of his lineage. Jake has a smooth white coat with red and black markings. He is a bit stocky, weighing 40 pounds, and he is full-grown.

Vesper is negative for FIV and FeLK, neutered, and current on vaccinations. He is litter-box trained. Vet records will be provided to adopters. Please call 205-554-0011 or visit humanesocietyofwa.org to request an appointment to meet our available animals.

Jake is a sweet, friendly dog with a calm personality. He seems well-mannered and is attentive, but not overly so. Jake seems pretty playful and would enjoy nice walks or a jog. He seems to play well with other dogs and is pretty good on a leash.

Vet records will be provided to adopters. If you are interested in giving JAKE or VESPER a forever homes they want and deserve, visit the Humane Society of West Alabama at http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org or call us at (205)-5540011.

Jake should be okay in an apartment as long as he gets daily walks. He will require a fenced-in yard if left outside at all unattended. He should be fine with children aged 8 and up. We have started his crate training. Jake is up-to-date on his vet care, is neutered, is heartworm negative, and is microchipped. He is on heartworm and flea/tick prevention. Come meet this nice, cute dog and get your 2018 off to a great start!

The Humane Society of West Alabama is in need of volunteers for both the cat and dog facilities. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteerhswa@gmail.com or go ahead and download a volunteer application from www.humanesocietyofwa.org/formsinfo.html and send to the same email.

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DOWNSIZING // WE'RE MEANT FOR SOMETHING BIGGER The best thing about director Alexander Payne’s science-fiction, social satire “Downsizing” is Matt Damon. Damon makes such a friendly, sympathetic, but average protagonist that you’re willing to identify with his plight and amused at the bizarre twists and turns his life takes in this unique comedy about human miniaturization. This isn’t the first time that Payne and scenarist Jim Taylor have collaborated on a film. Earlier, they co-wrote four of Payne’s films, beginning with the controversial abortion satire “Citizen Ruth” (1996), Reese Witherspoon’s high school comedy “Election” (1999), the Jack Nicholson character study “About Schmidt” (2002), and the Paul Giamatti & Thomas Haden Church wine-drinking hysterics in “Sideways” (2o04). Payne and Taylor tread a thin line between comedy and tragedy so neither approach overshadows the other. For example, they presented both sides of the abortion argument in “Citizen Ruth” and still wallowed in comedy galore with a hopelessly irresponsible heroine who sought to exploit both sides with little success. Basically, their satiric approach softens the sting in their often politically-astute, anti-capitalist rants. “Downsizing” adheres to this formula. However, Payne and Taylor have done something far more ambitious and speculative than ever before that may prompt you not only to think, but also laugh when you least expect either in this 135-minute, R-rated epic. Ostensibly, the first hour of “Downsizing” delivers knee-slapping hilarity that never degenerates into a stupid lowest common-denominator comedy of errors. Payne and Taylor engross us with the eccentric procedures that our protagonist must face to be shrunk, so he can realize his new dream, brought on by the anxiety that our consumerbased society has induced. At this midpoint, “Downsizing” shifts gears from our hero’s plight to the plight of an unfortunate heroine, whose own struggles enable our hero to put his own woes into greater perspective. Essentially, “Downsizing” qualifies as an art film that doesn’t pander. You know when you’re watching an art film because you cannot as easily anticipate where the filmmakers are going. “Downsizing” complicates matters, and these complications makes its unusual shenanigans about shrinking people to the size of toy soldiers seems even more striking.

“Downsizing” opens with Norwegian scientist, Dr. Jorgen AsbJornsen (Rolf Lassgård of “House of Fools”), discovering he can shrink people with a laboratory procedure that has few side effects. Ultimately, Dr. AsbJornsen has a greater agenda than just making people smaller. His quest is the save the planet by reducing the toll that humans exact on our ecological resources as well as the pollution that mankind has made. Earlier Payne movies dealt strictly with characters, while “Downsizing” deals not only with characters, but also the greater scheme of things, primarily the environment. AsbJornsen believes an apocalypse is inevitable, and this dread fueled his research. Ten years later, after he astonishes his fellow scientists with his revelations, the rest of the world climbs onto the bandwagon. Now, people are embracing downsizing. However, they aren’t doing so for the sake of the world, but for the sake of their wallets. They’re discovering that they can enhance their wealth by decreasing their physical size. Communities spring up to accommodate these fingersized humans. Now, lower income families can afford many of the advantages previously reserved only for the affluent. At a high school reunion, an Omaha, Nebraska, couple Paul (Matt Damon of “The Bourne Identity”) and Audrey Safranek (Kristen Wiig of “Bridesmaids”) meet classmate Dave Johnson (Jason Sudeikis of “Horrible Bosses 2”), and he convinces them that small is smart. Paul and Audrey learn they can turn their $156-thousand savings into $12 million and live like royalty. They head off to Leisureland to have

themselves minimized and embark on a new adventure. Unfortunately, Audrey gets cold feet about the procedure. Each downsizing candidate must have their bodies scraped clean of hair and undergo a dental procedure. Once they have completed the shrinkage, they can grow their hair back, and dentists can restore their teeth. Audrey backs out after they have shaved her head and one eyebrow. Imagine Paul’s hysteria when he awakens on the other side to the news that she has abandoned him. Inevitably, a divorce ensues, and Paul winds up in a luxurious apartment complex rather than the sprawling mansion. An occupational therapist before he downsized, Paul toils as a telemarketer to supplement his divorce settlement. Things take an odd turn when he contends with an obnoxious neighbor, Dusan

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Mirkovic (Christoph Waltz of “Django Unchained”), who loves to party. Although he lives in Leisureland, Dusan has normal sized friends on the outside, and he runs a bootleg business in anything he can resell to his own mini-mob. Initially, the two aren’t amiable. Paul abhors Dusan’s rowdy parties. Eventually, after Dusan and he become friends, Paul meets a Vietnamese protester, Ngoc Lan Tran (Hong Chau of “Inherent Vice”), who was imprisoned and then reduced for her anarchic activities. She escaped Vietnam in a television box. Now, she runs a cleaning business in Leisureland. She has organized the less fortunate, thirdworld residents, and she accepts food and medical contributions from the elite to help the downtrodden. Paul tries to fix her prosthetic foot, but breaks it. As a result, he winds up serving in one of her cleaning crews. Incredibly, this Vietnamese anarchist with her charitable attitude wins Paul’s heart, and he finds new meaning in life after his series of setbacks. Payne and Taylor prefer smirks to belly laughs. They maintain subtlety throughout it. For example, after the inductees have been reduced, attendants scoop them up off their gurneys with spatulas as if they were baked goods. When Dr. AsbJornsen presents his initial findings, he speaks into a lavalier microphone clipped onto a miniature podium. One of Dusan’s friends, Konrad (Ud0 Kier) jokes that FedEx can deliver his yacht faster to the coast than he can get there. The ironic thing about Paul’s troubles is that they get bigger as he gets smaller. “Downsizing” is a small movie bursting with big ideas.

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NICK SABAN, DA'RON PAYNE AND QB TUA TAGOVAILOA FOLLOWING 26-23 OT VICTORY OVER GEORGIA FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUOTING ALABAMA: Nick Saban, Da'Ron Payne and QB Tua Tagovailoa following 26-23 OT victory over Georgia for the National Championship NICK SABAN: Obviously, this is a fantastic win, a fantastic night for the University of Alabama. I couldn't be prouder of a group of players, especially the resiliency they showed in the game, getting behind, not playing very well in the first half, kept clawing back in the second half, and even after we missed the field goal to win it in regulation, still showed resiliency to overcome hard and made some great plays. We needed a spark on offense. Tua certainly gave us that and did a really good job. Defense stepped up when they had to. We didn't do very well on third down in the first half, which really hurt us, but this is a great win, it's a great team win. Someone tried to give me a game ball. I don't think you give anybody a game ball. It has to be a team ball, and that's exactly what we'll do with it. When we lost last year on the last play of the game, we said don't waste a failing. That's the lesson we all wanted to learn. I think the resiliency this team has shown all year long certainly proves that they sort of learned something from that. Couldn't be prouder of a bunch of coaches and a bunch of players and the people in our organization who contribute to the success of the University of Alabama. Could you just go through the decision to change quarterbacks at halftime. Was there any resistance to do so? NICK SABAN: No. I felt like that we've had this in our mind that, if we were struggling offensively, that we would give Tua an opportunity, even in the last game. No disrespect to Jalen, but the real thought was, you know, they came into the game thinking we were going to run the ball and be able to run quarterback runs, which we made a couple of explosive plays on. But with the absence of a passing game and being able to make explosive plays and being able to convert on third down, I just didn't feel we could run the ball well enough, and I thought Tua would give us a better chance and a spark, which he certainly did. I couldn't be prouder of him taking advantage of the opportunity. We have total confidence in him. We played him a lot in a lot of games this year, and he did very well. He certainly did a great job tonight. Nick, after Tua threw that pick, he came over on the sideline, put his arm around you, and it looked like he said, Coach, it's okay. I'll get it back. I wonder if you could walk us through that. And were you surprised at his moxie? NICK SABAN: Well, the issue was we missed a signal. In other words, everybody was running a running play, and he thought it was a passing play.

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So it causes a problem when all the receivers are blocking instead of running a pass route, and then it sort of quadruples the problem when the quarterback throws it to him anyway. But we learn from those things, right? TUA TAGOVAILOA: Yes, sir. NICK SABAN: And he was just reassuring me that he would learn from it. First, when it's like a game like this, first half not playing so well, the field goal missed at the end of regulation, is it -- it looks like it's hard. What did that feel like in the moment? NICK SABAN: Well, it is hard. We knew it would be a hard game. Georgia's got a great team. They did a great job. They had a good plan against our defense. Their quarterback did a really good job of checking some plays and hitting some passes, but it was split safeties in the middle of the field. So we were struggling a little bit in the first half defensively, but if you can't overcome hard, you're never going to have any great victories in our life. So that's what our players know. We try to teach them to play the next play and show resiliency and make the next play. So that's exactly what we did. We got them stopped to a field goal in overtime and took advantage of the opportunity even though Tua probably couldn't have thrown that pass if I could have got a hold of him after he took the sack, but I couldn't get out there fast enough. (Laughter). You partially answered my second question, but I guess you really have nothing left to prove. I mean, however many championships it is at this point. What keeps you coming back through hard games, obviously some of them end well, but what keeps you coming back here year after year? NICK SABAN: It's not just about winning a championship. You want to do the best job you can, and every team wants to be successful. As a coach, you want to see your team reach their full potential. But as a college coach and the thing I like about college coaching is you have an opportunity to affect people. You have an opportunity to help players be more successful in life because they're involved in the program, whether it's personal development, academic support, graduating from school, learning lessons. The message to the team tonight after this game was I hope you take something from this game and the resiliency that you showed in this game and it helps you be more successful in life.So it's not just about winning the championship. I mean, I know that's what you all write about and what you talk about and all that. We like winning, and we hate losing. But there's more to it than that. Coach, I noticed after the game you had a moment with Anfernee Jennings. He was up on the stage as well. I was wondering if you could walk through that moment and what it was like getting him up on stage to enjoy it as well.

NICK SABAN: Anfernee's been a great leader on our team, had a fabulous game against Clemson, had as many production points as any player had all year. Got hurt late in the game with two minutes to go in the game and the guy is such a great competitor and was such a big part of the team. It was really important to our players that he got here today because he'd been in the hospital for quite some time. It was just great to see him. He was so happy for everyone. I think he's happy with the success that he had this year, and he knows in a couple months he'll be able to come back and contribute to the team again. Alex Leatherwood, DeVonta Smith, Henry Ruggs, they also joined Tua in having great performances tonight. What is it about this freshman class that's allowed them to excel and set them apart? NICK SABAN: Najee Harris played really well. Jerry Jeudy made a nice catch at the end. So this was, I think, one of our best recruiting classes, this freshman class from last year, especially with offensive talent. So that's something we have to build on in this year's recruiting and continue to build on because we're going to lose a lot of good players who are seniors, probably have several players go out for the draft. So our team turns over a little quicker, so it creates a lot of opportunity for younger players to get a chance to play, and those guys play a lot this year and contribute a lot to our success. Nick and Tua, I guess this question is for both. Nick, you said you couldn't get out there quick enough for the sack, but what was your vantage point and impressed with the execution Tua made on the game-winning touchdown? Same with you, Tua. Could you walk us through the touchdown pass a little bit and what you saw. TUA TAGOVAILOA: We called four verticals on that play. After the sack, we just got up and took it to the next play. And throughout that process, we got the ball. It looked like they were running two trap. The corner trap on that single receiver side, and I held the safety in the middle as the over was coming. I

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>>> HOROSCOPES | W E E K L Y O V E R V I E W New opportunities are going to continue to beckon for some weeks and even months to come, but this week things could take a turn in a new direction. You could find you’re almost propelled along a new path by events or the encouragement of another. In fact, your friends and loved ones can be instrumental in pushing you forward into new adventures. However, as lovely Venus aligns with fervent Pluto, don’t try to push events before they’re ready to happen. Allow things to flow naturally. Business affairs could go swimmingly over this week, and with some effort in the right places you could go far. You could even see some powerful transformations occurring to your finances through your own work and determination. Be prepared to be led forward by a series of events and encounters that could be very practical yet extremely exciting. Mercury, your guide planet, moves into Capricorn and this, too, could see you handling money and business in a very skillful way. The week ahead could be filled with powerful interactions that build new relationships and enhance those you already have. Leisure and pleasure options could also bring you closer to others, as you may be eager to share your fun times with them. You might be drawn to collaborate with certain people on new projects, and this can be very rewarding for you. Setting firm boundaries could be key, though, as a potent Venus-Pluto link suggests someone may push for their intended outcome. You might be ready to make some lifestyle changes that could affect you and your family for the better. A very lively blend of energies hints that making a start now could see you transforming your own health and perhaps that of others. In particular, a link between stirring Mars and fervent Pluto might encourage you to make a clean sweep. This could mean altering your diet or perhaps exercise routine in a very radical way. Once you’ve made up your mind, there may be no going back. There seem to be so many ideas available to you, as well as an opportunity to collaborate with others. This could be a very busy and promising week that gets 2018 off to a wonderful start. It isn’t a time to hold back and keep things yourself. Rather, share your thoughts and allow others to contribute. This process could be very creative for all involved, and might result in projects and plans that greatly benefit everyone and even prove very lucrative. You might need to use your powers of persuasion to convince family members that your ideas are in their best interests. With both the sun and lovely Venus aligning with passionate Pluto, certain others may have their own agenda, and this could delay your plans. In the end, you might have to prove it to them by making a start and letting them see for themselves. Once they do, you may find that they back you wholeheartedly. Try to be flexible with your social plans over the weekend. You could be on a personal mission over the days ahead, and this might show through your dedication and determination to turn an idea into reality. It might seem as though you need to be very persuasive to convince others to join you, but this might not be necessary at all. Your sheer enthusiasm might be what encourages others to come on board. What results from this could bring positive outcomes that truly benefit everyone. And with feisty Mars in your sign aligning with expansive Jupiter, anything is possible. Your understanding and knowledge of your inner life and thoughts and feelings can have a direct influence on your finances. The more confidence you have in yourself, the more this will be reflected in your ability to enhance your income and feel secure. The presence of expansive Jupiter in your spiritual sector suggests that hiring the services of a life coach or other professional could be helpful, as he or she might be able to help you move beyond any perceived limits and feel even more abundant. Your social life continues to be very buoyant and positive. And you seem to have friends in positions of power or authority who can be a great help to you at this time. With both feisty Mars and jovial Jupiter in your friendship zone, key alignments to planets in your sign could see you making fabulous progress with their help. In addition, you have much experience to add to the mix, and this combination can be perfect for creating much success. There are times in life when it pays to dig within and get to know oneself in greater depth. In your case, doing so could bring about positive experiences and insights that fuel your goals and aspirations. The coming weeks and months can be a great time to overcome any limitations that may be preventing you from living to your fullest potential. This week could see you trusting an intuitive nudge that turns out to be quite lucrative for you.

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HIGH TIDE SPORTS, continued from page 16 looked back out, and he was wide open, Smitty was wide open so I hit him, and here we are now, thank God. Nick, can you speak to the improbability of leaning on this many freshmen this late in the season with this much at stake. I mean, you've been doing this a long time. I don't remember you winning a game quite like this. NICK SABAN: No, I don't think we ever have, but a lot of those guys were in spring practice last year. A lot of those guys are really mature for their age. And they were ready to make contribution and they certainly did a fantastic job for us this year. There's no doubt about that. I think one of the things that makes me most proud of this team is -- and I'm surprised nobody asked it -- we've never had this many games missed by starters in a season ever, and to be able to overcome that with the next guy up, whoever it was, to go out there and play the way they played together as a group and trusted and believed in each other, and I think that respect and trust is something that's really important to have in a good team. That's something this team had. This is for Tua. Tua, you've played in games before, but most of the time it's been when the games were already in hand. What was that like to come in with Alabama trailing? And at what point did you feel like I've got this?

you guys would ask him a question. This question is for Tua again. Hawaii to Alabama is a long way distance-wise, culturally. What's that experience been like for you this first year? Have you ever been homesick at any point? Just kind of sum it up. TUA TAGOVAILOA: I do get homesick at times. I miss my family back home. My parents are here. I'm talking about my dad's siblings. I don't know how Coach Saban found me all the way in Hawaii from Alabama. Thank God he found me and we're here right now. I don't know, the biggest difference from Hawaii and Alabama would probably be there's no beaches, but other than that, the people are very nice. The people are very religious. There's football too. So how much better could it get? Where does your poise come from to allow you to come into a situation like this tonight and perform the way you did? TUA TAGOVAILOA: I would say my poise comes from my faith, just being able to come onto the sideline every time after I go into a drive. I just pray for peace. I just pray, asking God, let your will be done in me, and the rest will follow. That's the best way I could explain it. Before I go into a drive, I pray a little bit, say my prayers, and we do it. When we come off the field, say a little prayer just to keep me calm, and we go from there.

TUA TAGOVAILOA: We practice throughout the year. We go in with the ones sometimes. Us freshmen, we go in with the ones sometimes. We trade reps with the ones. We go in with the twos. And I think preparation leading up to this point has been the key thing with our offensive coaches helping us throughout the process. And just building the trust within each other, from the O-line to the receivers creating a bond with each other. I think that's helped us build confidence coming into this game to where, if you've got to go in, if your number's called, then you've got to do what you've got to do to give the team the best placement -- or how should I say this? To give the team the best opportunity to win the game.

Tua, a couple years ago, Marcus became the superstar of college football and really put Hawaii on the map in terms of skill players. I know you were hailed as the next Marcus. Did you hear from him today? And I see you up there with your Hawaii lei? What does it mean for your state and for Polynesian people?

Coach Saban, two seasons ago we saw you make a fantastic decision to do an onside kick, and it worked for you. Today we see the change in quarterback, and it worked. Is this just part of the excellence that you were speaking about earlier this week?

Did you hear from Marcus at all?

NICK SABAN: I don't know. I can't answer that. I think that, to a large degree, I trust players, players that do things the right way, players who prepare the right way, practice the right way, they're dependable. We try to create a culture of accountability for our players so that they can be successful personally, academically, and athletically. When players respond to that and do it, I have total faith, trust, and confident to put them out there. So I have that, and Tua and I certainly had it, and Da'Ron, he played when he was a freshman too. He's the most articulate nose guard in the country if

This is for Da'Ron and Tua. Da'Ron, you had two MVP performances. Why do you think you played so well two successive games? And for Tua, did you have a special relationship with DeVonta? You had that pirouette move against Vanderbilt and now the winning touchdown to win the National Championship?

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TUA TAGOVAILOA: This is very big for our state. For kids back home, making our state proud is the biggest thing, and to be able to do this on a national level, on a big stage is just a great opportunity. It's just great exposure for us as well, you know, our people. I mean, I just thank God that I'm here.

TUA TAGOVAILOA: I heard nothing from Marcus before this. I don't want to check my phone right now. I just want to see my family and just enjoy this win with my team.

DA'RON PAYNE: I just wanted to go out there and just give it my all and just leave it all on the field. No matter what happened in the outcome of the

game, I just knew I gave everything. I think I did that both games, and it just came -- my dream came true. TUA TAGOVAILOA: For me, I would say I have a good relationship with DeVonta. I think that goes for all our skills. Throughout practices, we get the opportunity to throw it to everybody. When things aren't going right in practice, we come and talk about it on the sideline while the ones are in, just try to change things up sometimes. I think that's the best way to explain it, you know, creating our bonds, just being able to come on the sideline and talk to each other about what we could have done better on that play, and we go from there. Da'Ron, Coach Saban mentioned that the changeover on defense and Anfernee Jennings injured -- we could go through the injuries. But tell me about the process of adapting on the defensive side of the football this year. DA'RON PAYNE: I think we just tried to do a good job of everybody just knowing what to do. All the young guys buying in and focusing on the playbook, and when they're name is called, not being nervous or anything, just being able to play ball and just execute the game plan. Da'Ron, what were you thinking at halftime? Maybe what did your coach have to say to get you guys going again? DA'RON PAYNE: I definitely thought we weren't executing as a team. I think we went in, and Coach Saban told us that and told us we needed to tighten things up. I guess the team heard Coach, and we came out and tried to play our best ball, and everybody gave it their all until the last minute. This question is for Da'Ron and Nick. Every year, almost every year you guys have replaced defensive coordinators. How have you kept the program or the defense at a high level? Has it gotten increasingly difficult over the last couple years? NICK SABAN: We've been very fortunate all the time we've been at Alabama and the time we've been at LSU, we've always played the same system on defense, but we've always been able to hire somebody who knew the system, who had been in the system before. Kirby had been in it before. Will Muschamp learned it. Jeremy Pruitt had been in it before. So it was an easy transition for them to continue to implement the same thing for the players. We'll have to look at what we want to do to try to get the best coaches in there to help our players, develop our players with this next group, but we have some good coaches on our staff. Nick, as a coach, how do you balance fostering competition in the same position group with making sure everybody's working toward the same kind of broader team goals? I'm talking obviously about quarterback.

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>>> H I G H T I D E S P O R T S | GARY HARRIS NICK SABAN: Well, I think we spend a lot of time talking to guys about what are your goals? What are your aspirations? What do you want to accomplish? And what do you want to do? I obviously like it when one of these guys tell me they want to play in the NFL someday, and they want to graduate from college. So every time they don't do what they're supposed to do, when they're not accountable, whether it's in school, as a person, or as a player, I just can ask, how is this behavior going to help you get where you want to go? So it is about the individual. It is about the individual and their goals and aspirations for what they want to accomplish. But it's also having respect for the principles and values of the team and trusting in and respecting those as well as their teammates and not putting those goals and aspirations ahead of what's best for the team so that they buy in to doing their job. I just never want one of our players to ever give any reason to use the word "but" after they describe them. There's one word -- the two most compelling words in the Draft in my years in the NFL, in a Draft report on a player was always and and but. Because when you rate a good player, and he said and he was a good person, he went to a good school, he was loved by his teammates, he was captain of the team. If they rate the same player, and they said but -- he's got a domestic violence charge against him, he's got five positive marijuana tests -- which guy do you want to put on your team? So why would anybody give anybody a reason to say "but" about what they do, and that's what we try to get our players to do so that they create value for themselves and their future.

Courtesy UA Media Relations Coach Pruitt always talk about just farm your own land and do your job, and I think we were just out there trying to make plays instead of focusing on what we had to do as a defense to be successful. But I think we settled down and just got back at playing good 'Bama defense. Is there a time, or can you think of a particular time, whether it was during spring practice or even during the season, that you kind of looked Tua and he did something, and you thought, he's as good as advertised or maybe even better? NICK SABAN: No, I think all year long we had lots of confidence in Tua, and we played him so that, if this situation occurred, that he would be ready to play. I know that he was never in a situation where

he was behind and had to come back in a game, but the game experience, the confidence, managing the team -- he does a really good job in practice. Jalen was sick a couple days before the Clemson game, and the players really respond well to him. He's a good leader. He's very well liked by his teammates, and he's got a very positive, upbeat attitude that affects other people around him in a very positive way. So I think all those things are really positive attributes for a quarterback, and I have total confidence in him. But I also think I should say that we would not be here in this Championship Game if it wasn't for some of the very good plays that Jalen Hurts made throughout the course of the year. We have two guys that we have really good confidence in, and they have really tremendous respect for each other, and they help each other. So that's something that's pretty unique on our team.

Coach Saban, you mentioned the importance of third-down conversions in your opening statement. This is for you and Da'Ron. Tell me a little bit about what was difficult about stopping Georgia in the first half and then how you were able to shut them down on their drives and forcing them to punt closer toward the fourth quarter. NICK SABAN: I think Georgia did a really good job because there were three occasions where they played split safety coverage, which denies the ball deep in longer yardage situations -- third-and-20, third-and-11, and I think third-and-9 maybe -- and they ran draw plays. And Sony Michel made people miss and made a first down. So then we started playing more man to man and middle of the field coverage, and Jake Fromm, that guy, he knows where to go with the ball, and they were running what we call chop routes, was inside fade to the slot receiver. That's what they hit for an 80-yard touchdown to Hardman. So we just kept trying to adapt and adjust. And then when they got ahead in the game, we started playing a little more man to man, and they actually were running the ball a little bit more, which we got off the field on several third downs because we were playing pretty good coverage. DA'RON PAYNE: My thing was just, like I said earlier, the way we executed. Coach Saban and >>> VISIT US ON THE WEB @ THEPLANETWEEKLY.COM

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