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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will turn to veteran CFL backup quarterback Dan LeFevour as they try one last time to nail down second place and a home playoff game in Calgary, Friday.
With No. 1 quarterback Matt Nichols out with a suspected calf injury, LeFevour, the third stringer and short yardage specialist all season, gets the call over No. 2 Dom Davis.
“Play last game, experience, overall CFL game experience, the type of game we’re probably going to play, the style of game it’s going to be,” head coach Mike O’Shea said, Wednesday. “You look at what the weather conditions are going to be like, it’s going to be a bit of a mudder type of game.”
The Calgary forecast calls for snow and cold.
“Incompletions, interceptions you name it,
” LeFevour said. “We can probably agree on what we didn’t like, can’t we?”
Getting right back at it at least provides a chance for the 30 year old journeyman to make amends.
This will be just his eighth regular season start in six seasons with Hamilton, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg.
His record is 2 5.
“It’s going to be exciting,” LeFevour said. “Got a little taste of the weather today with some snow and some of the elements. It’s been a good week to prepare. I’ve been here five months, so this time’s as good as any to get out there and play.”
Losers of three of their last four, the Bombers aren’t exactly peaking at the right time, with the playoffs just around the corner.
Knowing the importance of entering the post season on a high, not to mention holding home field advantage for the West semifinal in 11 days, O’Shea says running back Andrew Harris will play, despite being knocked out of Saturday’s loss with an apparent head injury.
“Him playing gives us the best opportunity to win the game,” O’Shea said. “It’d be good to get a win. There is a certain feeling that comes with winning. It’s very hard to describe in that locker room. Each player would describe it differently, probably,
what it means to them.