Favre enjoying it on the sidelines

  • Article by: DAVID BRANDT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 15, 2011 - 1:29 AM

The notorious flip-flopping QB said he has "no plans right now and we'll see where that takes me."

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Brett Favre, seen here talking to reporters at his football camp at Southern Miss, appears to be content to be a bystander this fall.

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HATTIESBURG, MISS. - Brett Favre said that while his playing days are definitely over, he hasn't decided what he is going to do in the coming years.

The three-time NFL MVP was the host of the "Brett Favre 7 on 7 at The Rock" football camp at Southern Miss, his alma mater, on Tuesday. He mingled with players and coaches in the nearly 100-degree heat and occasionally squads would gather around the 41-year-old for a pep talk.

"I'm just one of the guys," he said. "And I enjoy it that way. If anything, that's what I want these kids to take away from this."

The 24-team camp for high school players was used to raise money for the quarterback's "Favre 4 Hope Foundation" and his "USM Brett Favre Scholarship" endowment.

Favre said that he likes dealing with young players, citing their willingness to learn, but that he didn't want to be tied down by a full-time coaching commitment. He said that he has enjoyed staying around Southern Miss but that he has "no plans right now and we'll see where that takes me."

The 20-year NFL veteran has made occasional appearances in his home state during the spring, including throwing out the first pitch before a game during the Conference USA baseball tournament in Pearl, Miss.

Favre has famously flip-flopped about his playing future in the past, retiring from Green Bay in 2008 and the New York Jets in 2009 before deciding to play again, spending the past two seasons with the Vikings.

This time, though, it appears he's content to be a bystander.

"It's been a long time since I watched a high school football game -- or a college game for that matter," Favre said. "I kind of look forward to it."

Favre's 20th year in the league was remembered more for injuries and off-the-field turmoil than results on the field. He threw just 11 touchdowns compared to 19 interceptions for the Vikings, and his 69.9 quarterback rating was the lowest of his career.

He also was hounded with allegations that he sent lewd photos and messages to a gameday hostess when both worked for the Jets in 2008, and was fined $50,000 by the NFL for failing to cooperate with the investigation.

 

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