Brett Favre Reportedly Set to Be High School Offensive Coordinator

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 02:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings talks at a post game press conference after a 13-20 loss to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Eric BallFeatured ColumnistJuly 20, 2012

Brett Favre is returning to football.

Not as a player, but as offensive coordinator for the Oak Grove Hill High School in Hattiesburg, Miss. according to the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald and confirmed by multiple sources.

The former Super Bowl champion hasn’t been officially named to the position, but will be meeting with head coach Nevil Barr on Monday to discuss the manner, according to the report:

We lost our offensive coordinator a few weeks ago. We have talked about it, and we will do more talking on Monday. It will be good for the kids. He is still very enthusiastic on the field.

While Favre wasn’t available for comment, his agent Bus Cook did offer up this brief statement to the Associated Press: "He is taking a job out there. He is going out there, and it will give him something to do."

The future Hall of Famer has stayed out of the spotlight for the last year, his first without playing in the NFL since 1991. Judging from Cook's comments, jumping on his tractor to cut the grass isn’t enough for the 42-year-old.

Who knows if this will lead to other gigs in college or the pros, but you’d think an NFL team would love to have a 20-year veteran on the coaching staff. Maybe he wants to stay involved with football without going back into the national spotlight.

Favre, a three-time MVP, has assisted the Oak Grove team in the past but has never been given an official title according to the Sun Herald.

Imagine being the 17-year-old starting quarterback with Favre barking at you after an incompletion or turnover. Would bringing up his infamous interception against the New Orleans Saints in the 2011 NFC Championship game be an appropriate response?

This is a story the media is going to have some real fun with. 


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