Turning the Tide: Tuscaloosa after the tornado

HOOVER, Ala. (WVLT) -- With SEC Football Media Days set to begin in Hoover, Ala., nearby Tuscaloosa, in the heart and soul of Alabama football, the talk of the town continues to be the tornado and devastating storms that tore through this college town and left behind a wake of death, destruction, and despair.

It's hard to appreciate or realize the effects of this devastation until it smacks you in the face. It's a blow from which people in Tuscaloosa will be trying to bounce back for years to come.

The third Saturday in October means business on the football field as each year the Vols and Crimson Tide renew their storied rivalry. Rivals on the football field but friends year round especially in times of need and there was no more desperate time than this past Spring.

Like Knoxville, Tuscaloosa is a football crazed town and the team would trade any of it's touchdowns this season for what touched down in April.

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