Sure he's won a Super Bowl and been selected to 11 Pro Bowls, but assistant coach Brett Favre is riding high at the moment because his Oak Grove High School just won the Mississippi state title.
Normally, you would think having a Super Bowl under your belt would kind of sully any other accomplishment by comparison.
For Favre, Oak Grove's triumph over Tupelo, 14-7, for the Mississippi 6A state title is nearly as sweet.
The Associated Press (via ESPN) reports the former NFL star was in a jubilant mood, stating, "I can't say it's like a Super Bowl, but it's pretty close." The 44-year-old continued, "It really is. It's a different type of feeling, but I couldn't be more proud of these guys. It's been a lot of fun."
The man who led the Green Bay Packers to Super Bowl glory back in 1997 has been keeping busy in retirement by spreading his wealth of knowledge and unique wisdom as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Not that Favre is ready to take credit for the championship, nor is he ready to proclaim crazy little trick plays are his doing either.
According to the AP report, Oak Grove pulled off a beneficial fake field goal in the third quarter. Favre merely offered, "That was all the special teams coach." The lighthearted quip was followed with, "I don't call trick plays."
NFL fans might recall that the three-time MVP, who has a penchant for inciting rampant rumors of his return each and every year, was featured in some scuttlebutt earlier this season.
As ESPN's Adam Schefter reported back in October, the St. Louis Rams took a Hail Mary shot in asking Favre to come back and take snaps for them after Sam Bradford went down with injury.
At the time, Favre declared, "It's flattering, but you know there's no way I'm going to do that," putting a stamp on the claim that his career running plays is indeed over.
That's fine, because he is doing a splendid job calling plays for a triumphant program in Mississippi. Judging by the smiles, he is more than happy to continue doing just that.
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