Kavis Reed's decision to leave Mike Reilly in may have saved his job

Mike Reilly rallied the Eskimos offence in the fourth quarter for a four-touchdown run that almost...

Mike Reilly rallied the Eskimos offence in the fourth quarter for a four-touchdown run that almost made up for a huge deficit. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:22 AM ET

When Edmonton Eskimos were down 37-7 with about eight minutes to play, he was quite possibly was in Pete Kettela territory.

Kettela, who took over the coaching of the Eskimos in 1983 after Hugh Campbell’s five-in-a-row run, was fired after a Labour Day loss here.

Who knows?

And who knows how we’ll look back on what happened here in the 53rd Labour Day Classic in terms of the future of the coach, the refusing to communicate with the customers, general manager Ed Hervey and the current cast of players.

But Reed, guilty of making decisions late in games which resulted in four consecutive losses by a combined count of 12 points, made the right one for a change with the score 37-7 heading into “garbage time”. And it almost resulted in one of the most incredible comebacks in all of Labour Day or even all of CFL history.


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