Grey Cup 2013: Bet on Esks hiring Argos' Chris Jones

Argonauts' defensive coordinator Chris Jones has won Grey Cups with Montreal, Calgary and Toronto...

Argonauts' defensive coordinator Chris Jones has won Grey Cups with Montreal, Calgary and Toronto and his teams have never missed the playoffs. No wonder, then, that he's the top candidate to be the Edmonton Eskimos' new head coach. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:38 PM ET

Expect Toronto Argonauts defensive coordinator Chris Jones to be the next head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos.

Ed Hervey won’t likely be introducing the replacement for Kavis Reed until about Dec. 10 in order to have him in place for the Ottawa expansion draft on Dec. 16.

But when that press conference comes, expect Jones to be named the 20th coach in Eskimos history.

The Eskimos’ general manager hasn’t completed initial interviews with all of the candidates. He says he has one remaining.

That’s likely former Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Danny Barrett, now coaching at Central Florida. Barrett’s season came to a conclusion this weekend.

“While waiting for candidates’ seasons to be over, I’ve done a lot of work finding coaches who have worked on staffs with two or three of the candidates getting opinions and impressions. And I’ve done the same with various players,” said Hervey.


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