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June 26, 2012

Gene Chizik, Pat Dye set to appear at SEC BeachFest in August

Photo by Todd Van Emst

If you’re looking to take one more trip to the beach before football season starts and hoping to catch a little football news in-person, the SEC has an event set up just for you.

SEC BeachFest, a “celebration of Southeastern Conference football,” will be held August 23-26 along the Alabama Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, with a star-studded lineup of coaches expected to be in attendance, and Auburn will have a strong showing.

Both Gene Chizik and Pat Dye will be in attendance to partake in “an interactive Q&A” with fans leading up to the 2012 season.

For the moment, Chizik will be joined by Alabama coach Nick Saban and LSU coach Les Miles. Among retired coaches, former Alabama coach Gene Stallings, former Georgia coach Vince Dooley and Tennessee’s Philip Fulmer will be along the coast for the week.

“We are excited to see all the elements of this action-packed weekend develop over the last few months and are eager to welcome SEC families to our beachfront for a preview of the official kick-off of the football season,” said Herb Malone, President/CEO of the CVB. “This event showcases what SEC families truly mean to our destination.”

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