September 23, 2011
Brett Favre may be retired from pro football — emphasis on maybe— but that doesn't mean he can't still live out collegiate glory days. The former Southern Miss star will return to his old stomping grounds to be a color commentator for the Golden Eagles game against Rice on Oct. 1.
The game will be broadcast on the cable channel CSS, whatever that is. Check your local listings.
"I'm excited to be back at Southern Miss with the Golden Eagles," said Favre, who won 29 games as USM's starting QB from 1987-90, including upsets over Florida State and Alabama. "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."
It's a good thing Favre made it clear that he's not going to commit to a career in broadcasting, or else we'd all be waiting on pins and needles for his next game, or wondering if there would even be a next game. In the meantime, he's been biding his time as a volunteer coach at a local high school just outside of Hattiesburg, where he still lives.
While the release doesn't specify, this might be Favre's first foray into broadcasting. Of course, he's been in movies, done a slew of commercials and even freelanced for some Internet sites (zing!), but it will be interesting to see what he adds as a color commentator. At the very least, he should know what he's talking about: Favre played 17 years in the NFL and set multiple Southern Miss passing marks during his heyday, most of which are about to be broken by current Golden Eagle QB Austin Davis. If only there was some way for him to come back to defend his position...