Favre to be offensive high school coach
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHDH) -- Former NFL player Brett Favre is back on the field. But this time, he's not the star quarterback.
He's working as an offensive coordinator for a high school football team in Hattiesburg, Miss.
It may look like a normal first day of fall practice for Oak Grove High School, but how normal can it exactly be having a 3-time NFL MVP quarterback as your offensive coordinator?
One of the Warrior’s coaches explained, “you know, our kids were excited about it. I'm going to tell you something, Brett treats these kids great. He has a lot of enthusiasm.”
So much enthusiasm, in fact, that calling the plays wasn't enough for Brett. He seemingly had a hand in every facet of the warrior's offense.
Favre described his practice experience with his team, “I dropped one, that's not bad out of like 12. Yeah, I think I wore myself out running all those routes, but I was gung ho today. I'm way out of shape. I think I was struggling there towards the end."
Rather than preparing for opposing defenses, the challenge now for the old gunslinger is translating 19 years of NFL experience to the high school game.
Favre explained, “My experience in pro football really means zero. The whole high school game is totally foreign to me. I ran the ‘wishbone’ in high school. These kids have no idea what the wishbone is. I use the example of trying to teach 13-year-old math, which I think is simple. When Deanna says she has no clue what you are talking about neither do I. I have to keep that in mind when I’m trying to talk to these kids. Probably the biggest process throughout this locker room will be mine.”
Favre says he's ready to have fun, but not surprisingly enough, he also wants to win.