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Brett Favre to return — as college football analyst

Brett Favre

With all of the waffling that’s gone on over the past several years, there were many a fan eternally grateful that the will-he/won’t-he retirement soap opera had (probably) mercifully come to an end as Brett Favre officially retired from the NFL (maybe) this offseason.

That doesn’t mean, however, that he’s stepped away from the game of football completely.

In a press release, Southern Miss announced that the future NFL Hall of Famer will serve as the color analyst for the school’s Oct. 1 game against Rice.  Before launching his professional career, Favre quarterbacked the Golden Eagles from 1987-1990 and set several school passing marks in the process.

Favre said in an irony-rich statement that this move does not mean he’s committing himself to a career in the broadcast booth.

“I’m excited to be back at Southern Miss with the Golden Eagles,” said Favre, whose nephew Dylan Favre is a quarterback at Mississippi State. “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.”

While Favre is not publicly committing to anything in the broadcast arena, sources have confirmed to CFT that a tearful retirement press conference has already been scheduled for shortly after the end of this weekend’s game.  The draft of a press release announcing his next broadcasting assignment has already been finalized and will be distributed shortly after the end of that retirement press conference, the sources added.

The game, incidentally, will be broadcast on CSS, a regional channel focused on sports throughout the South.

“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.”

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16 Responses to “Brett Favre to return — as college football analyst”
  1. jaggedmark says: Sep 23, 2011 12:29 PM

    Nobody can analyze a late game interception like Brett Favre.

  2. lemmam says: Sep 23, 2011 12:34 PM

    brett favre should be in the Waterboy Part II as an analyst

  3. filmex2000 says: Sep 23, 2011 12:36 PM

    This just in…Favre has decided NOT to be an analyst, but doesn’t rule out changing his mind again in the next 24 hours.

  4. artbymarilyn says: Sep 23, 2011 12:59 PM

    Good for you Brett. One of your best fans. Marilyn of http://www.handpaintedportraitsmadisonwi.com

  5. idolized1 says: Sep 23, 2011 1:03 PM

    Head for the hills, Erin Andrews!

    You can’t get reception up there.

  6. Deb says: Sep 23, 2011 2:28 PM

    I may have to start watching Southern Miss games :D

  7. 11inthebox says: Sep 23, 2011 4:03 PM

    This is great. And very fitting. For all of his faults—both real and perceived, Favre’s love for football is sincere.

    Its fitting that he would go back to his roots to call a game.

  8. kappy32 says: Sep 23, 2011 4:32 PM

    @ idolized. The Favre prick shot is old, but your comment was hilarious. Had me laughing pretty hard.

  9. florida727 says: Sep 23, 2011 5:37 PM

    jaggedmark says:
    Sep 23, 2011 12:29 PM
    Nobody can analyze a late game interception like Brett Favre.

    ————————————————–

    Hands down the best post of the day. Arguably a candidate for POTY (Post of The Year). How in the world anyone can thumbs-down a classic like that is beyond me. Well done “jaggedmark”, well done. You’re now officially my hero…

  10. thefiesty1 says: Sep 23, 2011 6:04 PM

    That’s one way to get a few people to watch a game between Rice and So Miss. Break him in on a local telecast before he ends up on ESPN or a network gig.

  11. jaggedmark says: Sep 23, 2011 6:11 PM

    Brett Favre in the booth. Jenn Sterger on the sideline. I’ll watch!!!

  12. artbymarilyn says: Sep 23, 2011 6:49 PM

    SEE…Brett pulls in people and monies. Welcome back Brett with you there it will be a fun time.

  13. suprmous says: Sep 23, 2011 11:25 PM

    Allow me my take on this. I think I’d rather see him on the Jerry Glanville Network NFL: Not For Long. The guy’s a drama queen, an egomanic, an overrated jerk, need I go on?

  14. debthebusybody says: Sep 27, 2011 10:52 AM

    A good reason to miss southern miss games!

    Loser!

  15. artbymarilyn says: Sep 27, 2011 1:00 PM

    Leave Brett alone. He was the most fun to watch and the best stats of a quarterback ever other than possibly Terry of Pittsburg.

    Such nasty remarks to a man who brought lots of monies to the game and I’ll bet not one of you know just what he did for charity work.

  16. im4tgbp says: Sep 27, 2011 10:48 PM

    He played for the Viking There can be no forgiveness

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