Brett Favre, who retired earlier this year to leave the game for good, will help with the Comcast Sports Southeast television broadcast of the Oct. 1 game featuring Southern Mississippi and Rice in college football.
The Gunslinger knows all about Southern Miss Football, completing 55.4 percent of his passes in college for 6,772 yards, 39 touchdowns and 22 picks before joining the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers.
“I’m excited to be back at Southern Miss with the Golden Eagles,” Favre stated. He also said that he’s not committing to a new career in broadcasting, but just wanted to support his college where he set all kinds of records in college football.
Favre has been spending a lot of quality time with this wife Deanna. The couple recently went on a 25-mile bike ride and on Sundays, he’s usually getting work done on his farm after church. He has two daughters, Brittany Nicole and Breleigh Ann.
Last week, there was buzz that Favre might leave retirement to join the Indianapolis Colts because he might be a better answer to Manning replacement Kerry Collins.
However, his agent, Bus Cook, said that he did not receive a single call from any team this year inquiring to see whether he would be interested in returning.
“I haven’t heard from anybody saying, ‘We’d like to talk to you about Brett,'” Cook said. “There have been rumors about Philadelphia, Miami, Indianapolis. But we have not had any calls.”