ATLANTA, GA (WDAM) - CSS, the regional sports channel focused on sports throughout the South, has announced that former Southern Miss and future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre will serve as color analyst for its live coverage of the Rice at Southern Miss game on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
"I'm excited to be back at Southern Miss with the Golden Eagles," said Favre, who played quarterback for the team from 1987-1990. He added, "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."
The Rice at Southern Miss Game on October 1 will cap off a full day of live college football on CSS, which starts at 12:30 PM EST with live SEC coverage of Buffalo at Tennessee followed at 4:00 PM EST by Arkansas State at Western Kentucky.
CSS channel information and schedules for live college football can be found at css-sports.com.
Favre set multiple school passing records, including most passing attempts in a career with 1,169. Current Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis only recently surpassed Favre's career passing yardage record in the Golden Eagles' game against Marshall September 10.
Favre spent the bulk of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers, where he started in an NFL-record of 253 games. Favre led the Packers to four NFC appearances, two NFC championships and one Super Bowl win. Favre was also selected as the NFL's Most Valuable Player three straight years (1995- 97). He holds multiple records in the NFL, including the all-time leader in touchdown passes, passing yards, completions and passing attempts. Favre spent his final few seasons with the New York Jets (2008) and Minnesota Vikings (2009, 2010).
Favre joins CSS play-by-play announcer, Mike Morgan, and sideline reporter Craig Ackerman for Saturday's game.
"This is a great opportunity for Southern Miss to welcome back one of its favorite sons," said Dr. Martha D. Saunders, President of The University of Southern Mississippi. "Brett is a popular guy at our university. I know our students and alumni will enjoy having him associated with this game...exclusively on CSS."
"CSS is thrilled to have Brett share his knowledge and insight as color analyst", says General Manager Mark Fuhrman. "We've had a great relationship with Conference USA for many years and I know our viewers will enjoy hearing Brett's perspective on the game."