Stamps starters still unsettled for sellout crowd

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:21 PM ET

There isn’t a frozen seat to be had for Sunday’s West final at McMahon Stadium.

Despite below freezing temperatures expected, the Calgary Stampeders announced Thursday the game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders is sold out.

A crowd of 35,650 fans is expected to show up when the Riders and the Stamps duke it out for the right to represent the CFL’s West Division in the Grey Cup at Edmonton.

While fans have made their decisions on making the tilt, Stamps head coach John Hufnagel hasn’t made up his mind on his starting lineup.

When asked who would be starting at centre Thursday, Hufnagel said “I’m not sure quite yet.”

In Week 15, Rob Lazeo took over for Tim O’Neill as the starter and kept the job for four games. In the season-finale, O’Neill was inserted back as the starter.

During this week’s practices at McMahon Stadium, the two have basically taken the same number of reps, giving no hint at which way Huf is leaning.

There will be a few roster moves. Fullback Mike Cornell will take the spot of injured running back Jesse Lumsden (knee), while Edwin Harrison resumes his role at right tackle from Stanley Bryant.

“He’s comfortable and confident,” Hufnagel said about Harrison, who missed three weeks with an ankle sprain.

“I expect him to pick up where he left off.”

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