Crestview Bulldogs, Baker Gators begin football practice today

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Baker coach Matt Brunson, left, and Crestview coach and athletic director Tim Hatten

Published: Monday, August 5, 2013 at 12:21 PM.

CRESTVIEW — In his first year at the helm, Crestview High School football head coach and athletic director Tim Hatten isn’t making postseason promises.

Today, he’s not ready to talk depth charts and position battles on a unit he hasn’t seen in action outside off-season conditioning and a spring game.

Instead, the man who led Pearl River (Miss.) Community College to a collective 80-30 record over 11 seasons and a National Junior College Athletic Association national title in 2004 focuses on one aspect: competition.

“The No. 1 goal is to field a competitive team,” he said, adding the Bulldogs have a noticeably tough schedule that excludes typical four-to-five “winnable” games. “We expect to be competitive. Do we expect to win every game? No. But ... I do see 10 very competitive ball games.

“We can’t promise anything beyond that. We’d love to be a championship program, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we won every game we played. But I’d also not be surprised if we lost more than we won.”

Instead, the man who led Pearl River (Miss.) Community College to a collective 80-30 record over 11 seasons and a National Junior College Athletic Association national title in 2004 focuses on one aspect: competition.

Hatten said he wants the two straight 4-6 campaigns to be a thing of the past.



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