Brett Favre Signs On As Offensive Coordinator For High School Football Team, Admits To Playing Final Season For The Money

 
on July 20 2012 11:27 PM
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre talks to the media following their NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit
Brett Favre will reportedly sign on as offensive coordinator of the Oak Grove High School football team this fall. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Instead of irritating fans with his retirement indecision again, Brett Favre will work on the coaching staff of the Oak Grove High School football team, which is located near Favre's home in Hattiesburg, Miss. The NFL three-time most valuable player, who retired in 2010, is rumored to be coming on as the team's offensive coordinator.

Favre's agent Bus Cook told the Associated Press that the former quarterback is going to help out in some capacity, but I'm not exactly sure what his role will be. Favre has spent time helping out at the school before and in the past mentioned how much he likes working with kids.

Cook also said, He is going out there, and it will give him something to do.

Lamar County School Superintendent Ben Burnett would not make a comment on the record, but confirmed the school board is scheduled to meet Monday night. The school board is the body that will have to approve Favre's employment, according to television station WDAM.  

Head coach Nevil Barr said the team recently lost its offensive coordinator, and although Favre is vacationing in Colorado, Barr expects the two will meet next week.

He is still very enthusiastic on the field, Barr said.

The Sun Herald in Gulfport reported that Favre works out with the football team in the offseason. Favre attended the University of Southern Mississippi before he was drafted by the NFL, and he acted as the TV analyst for his alma mater last October when it played Rice University.

The news comes on the heels of an interview Favre did with the NFL Network, during which he said his relationship with the Green Bay Packers is nonexistent. Favre acknowledged that both he and the team have moved on from their ugly separation in the summer of 2008. He also said he doesn't miss playing football at all because he accomplished everything he could in the game.

During the interview with fellow former NFLer Deion Sanders, Favre said one of the biggest reasons he returned for his final year with the Minnesota Vikings was simple, the money. It was a powerful bit of honesty, especially given how rarely players admit how greatly the dollars make them reconsider their options, as noted by NBC Sports.

First of all, the money was too good, Favre said. I hate to say it's about money. But, you know, I felt the money was a lot.

Favre also acknowledged that during his final year with the Vikings, he knew, It just wasn't to be.

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