SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Some things are bigger than stories

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 04:24 PM.

Some people still might think the search took longer than needed. In reality, the process took 34 days from the time Kevin Pettis announced his resignation to Day’s call telling me Hatten was the committee's choice for the job. That includes a week or so the committee had to wait while men applied for the job.

As expected, the Okaloosa County School Board approved Hatten’s hiring during Monday night's meeting.

Hatten wasted no time in getting started at Crestview and was on the job Tuesday morning.

Spring football starts seven weeks from today, and that doesn't leave much time for Hatten to get his system in place and meet his players and assistant coaches.

The next few months will be busy for Hatten and everyone associated with the Bulldog athletic program.

And I'll be here to cover the stories as they happen.

Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524

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