for the love of the game day… MS. TERRY SABAN

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When compiling fun facts for “the fans” for Southern Livings The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook, I had the opportunity to ask Ms. Terry and several other football notables a few questions in regards to Southern food and game day in general. There wasn’t room to run it all in the cookbook but I thought you may be interested in what they had to say…to you, the fans!

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Wife of Head Football Coach Nick Saban, The University of Alabama

1. Who is the greatest football player, coach, or icon of all time from Alabama?

Ms. Terry: There is good reason that every other someone or something is named after Bear. Coach Bryant left a legacy here that goes beyond mere tradition.

2. What team do you just want to clobber on the field?

Ms. Terry: …how about the one that beat you last time? Let’s get it right this time! Remember how it felt to lose that game? We don’t ever want to feel that again! Great motivation!

3. What is the most memorable SEC game you’ve ever been to? What made it so amazing…or devastating!

Ms. Terry: With 40 years of games behind us, I would say the big games have been the ones that have determined a National Championship, the Ultimate goal in college football.

4.  Regardless of what the sports reporters and critics declare, who do you personally think is your school’s biggest rival?

Ms. Terry: I think everyone would agree that Auburn is our biggest rival. Anytime you have instate rivalries, they are special! When Nick coached at Michigan State, our biggest rival was the University of Michigan, with who we open this coming season in Dallas Cowboy Stadium!

Check back on Wednesdays to learn more of what Ms. Terry and other game day notables had to say on the subject of tailgating, football, and Southern food faves.

About Rebecca Gordon

* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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