PETTIS ON THE RECORD: Former Crestview athletic director tells all

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 17:00 PM.

Q: On signing day, you encouraged returning players to keep Crestview relevant. Do you really believe that having two seasons where you are 4-6 and 2-3 in district makes Crestview relevant?

A: What I meant to them about being relevant is they have to keep doing the things that they are supposed to be doing like working out.

You've got to understand there that for a while, they went almost the whole month of February without working out because of all this (news of Pettis’ departure) going on.

There are a lot of kids that get signed (from losing teams). Mike Gillislee (former Florida running back), he was on a 0-10 DeLand team. He's about to make millions of dollars in the (National Football League) draft coming up (in April), so yes, I think they can be relevant.

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Q: You talked about winning championships and getting rings when you were hired, but as things have gone downhill, you seem to have focused more on the number of kids getting scholarships.

Would that be a fair observation?



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