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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Favre visits Southern Miss practice

By Graham Watson

Southern Miss had a special guest at spring practice Monday.

Former Southern Miss and NFL icon, Brett Favre, spoke to the team for about 10 minutes after its two-hour practice as a special surprise for the Golden Eagles.

“He was just talking about what it was like to play here and what it meant to play here, on that practice field and in that stadium,” coach Larry Fedora said. “You could’ve heard a pin drop out there. Everyone was glued in and listening to what he had to say. You don’t get many opportunities like that to get to listen to the greatest quarterback that ever played the game. He said a lot of things that were on his heart. It was good.”

Favre spent practice standing on the sidelines watching and talking with Fedora. He didn’t offer any suggestions to the quarterbacks.

Although Favre didn’t mention his NFL plans for the 2010 season (and Fedora said no one asked), he did mention that he’d like to see his alma mater play a little more.

"He said ’I might be out here watching you in the fall, but there are no early commitments to that, though,’" quarterback Martevious Young said.