Esks daily playoff primer

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:25 AM ET

Playing side-by-side in college, Jason Goss and Reggie Hunt will now battle on opposite sides for the right to go to the Grey Cup.

Goss and his Edmonton Eskimos crew will play the Montreal Alouettes - with Hunt at middle linebacker - on Saturday in the East Division playoff final at Olympic Stadium.

"We played together my second year (in college). We were in the (defensive) backfield together," said Goss, a defensive halfback with the Esks.

It was at Texas Christian University where the pair played defensive back together - Goss at cornerback and Hunt playing inside halfback.

Neither player came to TCU at that position.

Hunt started his college career as a running back.

Goss was recruited as a receiver.

But they became secondary starters and now find themselves meeting in the CFL on the second-biggest stage of the season.

"I am pretty sure I will give him a call (today)," said Goss.

The former teammates might even grab a bite to eat sometime before Saturday's kickoff (11 a.m. MT, TSN, CHED).

QUICK HIT ...

Forget any idea of a charter flight to Montreal for the Eskimos.

The club will travel on commercial airline to Quebec tomorrow, leaving in the morning for Toronto where the players have quite a layover - nearly 2.5 hours - before getting to Montreal near supper hour.

Edmonton will appear at Olympic Stadium to meet the media - and maybe have a light practice - during the lunch hour on Friday.

FINISH LINES ...

The Eskimos are listed as 6.5-point underdogs on bowmans.com for Saturday's East final game, an increase of half a point from other sportsbooks.

The bowmans.com money line has Edmonton listed at +210, meaning a $100 Edmonton wager would turn into $250 if the Esks are victorious.

On the flip side, Montreal is at -250, which means a $250 wager on the Als would bring $100 if they win the East final.


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