Eskimos head coach apparently bids adieu

Edmonton Eskimos' head coach Kavis Reed leaves the field after the Eskimos lost 22 to 12 to the...

Edmonton Eskimos' head coach Kavis Reed leaves the field after the Eskimos lost 22 to 12 to the Calgary Stampeders during CFL game at Commonwealth Stadium, in Edmonton, Alta., Friday Sept. 6, 2013. David Bloom/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

Terry Jones, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:40 AM ET

Usually, when a coach gets fired, he will offer his last words a day or two after the dirty deed has been done.

Not Kavis Reed. He was required to do it a day or two before being removed as Edmonton Eskimos head coach.

Sunday Reed stood in the interview room not wearing Eskimos apparel for the first time almost certainly answering questions for the final time.

He didn’t come right out and say he expected to be fired in the next couple of days. But it was there to be read between the lines in everything he said.

At one point Reed even said “God grant me the opportunity again” referring to having a chance to be a head coach after he gets fired from being one here.

It was a surreal scene as this classy man found himself in a position of saying goodbye before he was gone.

He’ll leave with nothing but respect from his players and the people who cover the club.

It’s sad, considering that coaching the Eskimos was the dream of the former player, who


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