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Brett Favre compares coaching high school state title team to winning the Super Bowl

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Brett Favre (left) hugs Oak Grove head coach Nevil Barr at end of state championship win (AP)

Brett Favre seems to be enjoying his life out of the spotlight.

That seems odd, right? The last few years of his career were marked by his level of waffling about retirement and the attention that came along with that. It might be years before the jokes about Brett Favre and coming out of retirement die down.

But the former NFL great hasn't done much to put himself in the public light since retiring for good. He hasn't sought a regular national TV gig, or been around the NFL much at all. He's quite happy coaching high school ball.

Favre, who has volunteered as Oak Grove High School's offensive coordinator for three seasons, was thrilled when the Warriors won the Class 6A state championship in Mississippi last week. It was the first state title in school history. And Favre was excited for the kids he coaches.

 

"I can't say it's a Super Bowl, but it's pretty close," Favre told the Hattiesburg American. "It really is. It's a different kind of feeling, but I'm awfully proud of these kids."

Favre won Super Bowl XXXI with the Packers. And, in some ways, it's understandable why Favre would compare the two moments.

Surely, helping teenagers reach their goal of winning state had to be rewarding for Favre. He wouldn't be coaching the team on his own time if that wasn't a big deal for him.

Favre was famous for his competitive nature during his NFL career. It's good to see he's found something to keep that fire going.

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Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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