Brett Favre is on the football field this Friday in Jackson, as a coach, trying to lead Oak Grove High, who advanced to the Mississippi state championship game against Tupelo.
“Who knows if I’ll do it next year,” said Favre, who is in his second year coaching at the high school. “I really don’t know. It’s been a lot of fun. I enjoy it. It’s easy and it’s not too time-consuming.”
Favre had been in the news earlier this year when the St. Louis Rams were in dire need to replace their injured quarterback, Sam Bradford. At that time, Favre was gracious and humbled, but in the end said thanks but no thanks to the Rams and returning to the sport he loved.
So, what’s a guy to do but return in a different capacity? It’s worked out thus far for Oak Grove High’s football team. “I just like the way he is around the kids,” head coach Nevil Barr said. “He’s got so much enthusiasm, and the players feed off that.”
That enthusiasm has gotten the team one step closer to a state championship. For Favre, it’s been great, except for one thing – it’s deer hunting season. “It’s cutting into my time in the woods,” Favre said with a grin. “But I’m not going to complain too much about that.”
It appears Oak Grove High is not complaining much either, nor the deer!