Reed a candidate for Esks coach

JIM BENDER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:42 PM ET

Winnipeg Blue Bombers assistant head coach/defensive co-ordinator Kavis Reed has declined comment about being one of the leading candidates to replace Richie Hall as head coach in Edmonton through a club rep.

"He hopes you understand," the rep said.

The Eskimos officially fired Hall on Friday.

It is well known that Reed and Eskimos GM Eric Tillman are close and they have worked together before in Saskatchewan.

Other leading candidates include former Roughriders head coach Kent Austin, who is also close to Tillman, Calgary offensive co-ordinator Dave Dickenson and George Cortez.

According to reports, Tillman will not name Hall's successor until after the Grey Cup.


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