Embattled Eskimos coach Kavis Reed remains steadfast

Eskimos head coach Kavis Reed says he wants his coaching staff to focus on the upcoming game...

Eskimos head coach Kavis Reed says he wants his coaching staff to focus on the upcoming game against the Bombers. (IAN KUCERAK/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:48 PM ET

Kavis Reed can’t tell you what he will be doing next year.

But for the next four games of the 2013 CFL season, at least, he is still the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos, and that still means something to him.

Another loss or a Montreal Aloeuttes win and the Eskimos will have missed playoffs as many times as they made them in the eight years since their last Grey Cup championship.

But until that happens, Reed’s Eskimos are two-for-two in post-season qualification with him at the helm.

At the same time, a 3-11 record puts them in danger of their worst finish in that time frame — one that currently belongs to the 2007 Eskimos, who missed playoffs with a paltry 5-12-1 record.

Considering Edmonton has yet to beat a West Division opponent this year and closes out its last four weeks against them, those five extra points actually look pretty good right now.

Not that it would be enough to qualify this year. That would require running the table.

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