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Report: Brett Favre Returning to Football As Assistant H.S. Coach


Legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre will be heading back to the gridiron this fall, according to his agent.

Except this time, instead of subjecting us all to another round of "Favre Watch," he's expected to stay on the sideline as the offensive coordinator of Oak Grove (Miss.) High School, the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald reported Friday.

"He is taking a job out there," Favre's agent Bus Cook told the paper. "He is going out there, and it will give him something to do."

While nothing has been officially announced yet—head coach Nevil Barr told the paper that he'll speak with Favre more on Monday—it appears to be all but a formality at this point.

"We have talked about it, and we will do more talking on Monday," Barr told the paper. "It will be good for the kids. He is still very enthusiastic on the field."

Favre routinely worked out with Oak Grove players in recent summers dating back to 2004, according to a 2009 article from the Associated Press.

"It's hard to run stadiums on your own," Favre told the AP in 2009. "I can remember pulling tires out here. That's very hard to do on your own. So I was at a point in my career I felt like I needed some motivation, someone to kind of kick me into gear."

He retired from the NFL in 2010, after 20 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, and New York Jets.

Favre lives close to Oak Grove, according to the AP.

Consider this a win-win for all parties involved. NFL fans don't have to live in constant fear of Favre coming out of retirement (again), and Favre can remain active in football while making an impact on the lives of children.

Photo: Brett Favre speaks with Oak Grove High School players during a football game last year in Hattiesburg, Miss. (Ryan Moore/Hattiesburg American/AP-File)

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