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Brett Favre announce a college game

Posted on: September 23, 2011 4:30 pm
Brett Favre is back! (Getty Images)
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Despite the constant rumors that various quarterback-needy NFL teams had inquired about Brett Favre's services in the days and weeks leading up to the season, the ol' gunslinger remains retired. But that doesn't mean he's done with football.

In June, Favre said that he liked working with young players, "but in what capacity, I'm not really sure yet. … [I don't have any] plans right now and we'll see where that takes me."

Well, now we (sorta) know: he'll serve as a color commentator for his alma mater, Southern Miss, in their October 1 game against Rice.

In a school press release (via College Football Talk), Favre said, “I’m excited to be back at Southern Miss with the Golden Eagles. I’m not committing to a new career in broadcasting, but just wanted to support Southern Miss and check out the view from the press box. It should be fun and I hope the fans enjoy it.”

We give Favre credit for stating upfront that this is a temporary gig, though we don't suspect that will slow the speculation concerning any of his future plans.

“This is a great opportunity for Southern Miss to welcome back one of its favorite sons,” said Southern Miss president Dr. Martha D. Saunders. “Brett is a popular guy at our university. I know our students and alumni will enjoy having him associated with this game… exclusively on CSS.”

Favre's popularity can't be understated.'s Doug Farrar points out that in Favre's first year there, "Southern Miss went 10-2 and beat Texas-El Paso in the Independence Bowl, and after a disappointing 1989 campaign, the team came back for an 8-4 record in 1990 and a trip to the All-American Bowl, where they lost to North Carolina State."

In related Mississippi football news, Favre's cousin, Dylan Favre, is a quarterback at Mississippi State.

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Since: Feb 5, 2011
Posted on: October 1, 2011 2:53 pm

Brett Favre announce a college game

You are right on!  Green Bay owes Favre NOTHING!!

Since: Feb 5, 2011
Posted on: October 1, 2011 2:50 pm

Brett Favre announce a college game

Don't paint all of Wisconsin with one brush stroke!!  I DO NOT support Favre in any way, shape or form.  Don't include me in your glad tidings. 

Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 2:00 pm

Brett Favre announce a college game

How can you not admire Brett Favre for his play all those years? This guy is the blood and guts of football. The game will not 
be the same without him. His physical and mental toughness is second to none. We love him in Green Bay and want him back
to celebrate all he accomplished as a Packer. Good Luck Brett on your new career. Wisconsin supports you all the way! 

Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2011 3:45 pm

Brett Favre announce a college game

Why anybody would wish him anything but the best is beyond me.  This guy was a great QB and and good part of the GB community for many years.. many many charities.   He was a warrior and will be in the Hall one day.  Give the guy a break.
Yeah, the guy did win one Superbowl (years ago). He's been a jerk throughout at least the latter part of his career. What he did to the Jets is shameful. Everybody knew he wanted to go to Minnesota, and he worked the system to finally get there. Don't get me wrong, I really don't sit around stewing about what he did. Doesn't really affect me. However, I get tired of all the revisionist history that people spread. You are defined by the things that you do, and he's done some crappy things (as most of us have to some degree). I don't expect the things I've done to be forgotten. The past is the past, but you are defined by the things you do and have done (the past). Let's not make a saint out of Favre. Green bay owes him nothing. He had a job to perform. He was paid well for that job until it was no longer the best thing for the Franchise. He should have accepted that, and moved into another phase of his career. If he would have done that, and stayed with the Packers in another role, he would be worshipped by most in Green Bay and would have the respect of almost everybody.

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2011 1:17 pm

Brett Favre announce a college game

correct me if i'm wrong but isn't it his NEPHEW, not cousin that's a QB at MSU? 

Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2011 12:45 pm

Brett Favre announce a college game


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