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Brett Favre finds a fun career as a football coach

Brett Favre coaches ‘em up at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss. (Rogelio V. Solis / AP)

Now, though, the former quarterback may be the world’s most famous assistant coach, working with the offense at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss. Best known for a gunslinging propensity, Favre was running pass routes with the team.

“I dropped one [pass]. That’s not bad, out of like 12,” Favre told WDAM-TV. “I don’t know what I’m going to do with it after the catch. I think I wore myself out running all those routes. I was kind of gung ho today.”

This looks familiar. (Rogelio V. Solis / AP)

“What I found out, once I told [Coach] Nevil [Barr] I was going to do this ... I said I’m not going to take it too serious. I’m going to have fun. My playing days are over,” Favre, 42, said. “Yeah, wins and losses are important, but I’ve found that with each day, the stress has been building. Now i want to go 11-0. We’ve got one returning starter and I’m not going to sit here and sugarcoat it. I would love to win every game. Is that possible? I’m going to say it’s possible, but it’s going to be tough. One experienced guy. We’ve got our work cut out for us.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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